Tooth splinting is most often required in patients with periodontal disease that are characterized as portable over time. With the help of splinting, the teeth stabilize and begin to function as a whole. In this way, the chewing load to be overcome is distributed among all the teeth, not separately. Thus, these teeth stabilize and provide longer durability.
Other cases requiring splinting are associated with immediate injuries as well as jaw fractures that require stabilization of the teeth in the affected area.
The shaving is done using various metal ligatures as well as special Kevlar fibers and a liquid photopolymer.