occlusal splint

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occlusal splint

A splint fashioned to cover the incisal and occlusal surfaces of a dental arch to stabilize the teeth, treat bruxism, or facilitate proper occlusal positioning.
See also: splint

night guard

(nīt gahrd)
Removable acrylic appliance intended to relieve temporomandibular joint pain and other effects of bruxism.
Synonym(s): occlusal guard.
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They address neurobiological considerations for occlusal parafunction and temporomandibular disorders, orthopedic considerations in the masticatory system, the anatomical basis of occlusion, the role and evaluation of the muscles of the stomatognathic system, the effect of occlusal forces on periodontal disease, bite splint therapy, and dentist-ceramist communication.
Further applications, including partial frameworks, bite splints and ortho models, can also be produced.