interdental splint


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in·ter·den·tal splint

for a fractured jaw, a splint consisting of two metal or acrylic resin bands wired to the teeth of the upper and lower jaws, respectively, and then fastened together to keep the jaws immovable.

in·ter·den·tal splint

(in'tĕr-den'tăl splint)
A splint for a fractured lower jaw, consisting of two metal or acrylic resin bands wired to the teeth of the upper and lower jaws, respectively, then fastened together to keep the lower jaws immovable.

interdental splint

A rigid or flexible device or compound used to support, protect, or immobilize teeth that have been loosened, replanted, fractured, or subjected to surgical procedures.
See also: splint

in·ter·den·tal splint

(in'tĕr-den'tăl splint)
For jaw fractures, splint consisting of two metal or acrylic resin bands wired to teeth of upper and lower jaws, respectively, and then attached to keep the jaws immovable.