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Dental Splints in Crows Nest

smiling woman holding a splintOur Crows Nest clinic provides a range of oral health services, including custom dental splints. Crafted from premium acrylic, these appliances are used to treat conditions like teeth grinding, TMJ disorders, and jaw injuries. They also support teeth post dental implant or orthodontic treatment.

Over the years, Dr Lindsay Chen (Dentist) has gained considerable skill making different splints to help patients and treat their condition, which has improved their daily life. The different splint types she’s made include occlusal, anterior, Michigan, and MAS.
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Who Can Benefit?

Patients experiencing grinding, clenching, clicking jaws, muscle pain, or headaches can benefit from our splint service. For bruxism patients, we create an occlusal splint to protect teeth and enhance daily life quality. For jaw issues caused by teeth, we design a splint guiding the lower jaw to the correct bite (CR bite), relieving pain and protecting against grinding.

What to Expect

First, you’ll have an oral examination at our practice. We will also arrange for you to have a separate comprehensive TMJ examination that may take an hour.

During the oral exam, we will assess your soft tissue, teeth, jaws, and muscles. We’ll gather your TMJ history, ask about any accidents, orthodontic treatments, teeth position changes, or feelings of tension. We may take OPG X-rays or CBCT, examine your jaw, muscles, teeth, and check for sleep problems or airway obstruction.

If Dr Chen determines that you can benefit from a splint, she will choose the suitable type and inform you it’s part of the treatment. You may need orthodontics or clear aligners to correct bite and teeth, possibly requiring restorations in a multidisciplinary dental treatment. Dr Chen can provide all such services. “It’s important to understand that a splint can be just a part of treatment; it is not the final treatment,” she said.

If the dentist determines you have sleep or airway issues, you’ll be referred to a sleep specialist. If you’re diagnosed with sleep apnoea, we can craft an appliance (MAS) for improved sleep quality.

To make your appliance, we create a mouth mould for a perfect fit. We can complete the process in one visit, with a return visit for fitting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a splint comfortable to wear?

Yes, it should be comfortable to wear as it is custom-fitted to the patient’s mouth. However, there may be an adjustment period as the patient gets used to wearing the appliance.

How long do I need to wear it?

The time you need to wear a dental splint will depend on the specific condition being treated. It could be a few weeks or several months. We’ll provide instructions on how long you need to wear the appliance.

Can I eat and drink with the appliance in my mouth?

We do not recommend eating or drinking with a dental splint in your mouth as it could cause damage to the splint or your teeth. You should remove the appliance during meals and replace it afterward.

Does insurance cover it?

If you have insurance, some of the splint fees can be covered.

Learn More Today

Curious about dental splints and how they could help you? Contact MySolutions Dental Clinic today to get started and book your visit. We look forward to seeing you in the practice soon.

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Dental Splints Crows Nest NSW | (02) 9055 0355