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Article: Volume 46 Number 4 Page 380 - April 2019

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  Dent Update 2019; 46: 380-386

Restorative dentistry:  Fibre-Reinforced Composite Splint – Step-by-Step Instructions

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Abstract: Tooth mobility is commonly seen in general dental practice, usually resulting from chronic periodontitis. A fibre-reinforced composite splint may be used to treat mobile teeth successfully. This article will concentrate on the precise steps on how to place such a periodontal splint. Minimally invasive options should always be considered. In long-term maintenance of periodontally involved teeth where the active disease is under control, the periodontal splint can be very helpful as part of a comprehensive periodontal treatment plan.

Clinical relevance: A fibre-reinforced composite periodontal splint may improve the masticatory ability and consequently the patient’s quality of life.

Author notes: Jansen van Rensburg, BChD(Pret), General Dental Practitioner, Jade Dental Practice, Ashford, Kent TN23 3JJ, UK. Email: jansievr@gmail.com

Objective: To provide step-by-step guidance on placing fibre-reinforced composite splints.