International Journal of Dental Sciences

International Journal of Dental Sciences


International Journal of Dental Sciences
International Journal of Dental Sciences
Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2020)

Splinting for traumatic injuries


Malini Venugopal

With advances in the understanding of healing processes of the periodontium, pulp and alveolar bone following various injuries, the role of splinting has become relatively well defined. Different types of splints have been used to stabilize traumatised teeth of them. Composite resin has been used widely over many years due to ease of application but removal of the material is not only time consuming but more seriously accompanied by minor or major iatrogenic damage to enamel.Some others splints have compromised healing of theteeth and associated dental tissues. Dental materials science has continued to provide new splint materials which simplified splinting regimen for traumatized teeth which offers ease of application and removal with minimal or no iatrogenic damage to enamel. This article considers the ideal properties for the splint and most commonly used and recent developments in splinting materials.
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