Avant uses advanced manufacturing technology and superior thermoplastic materials to design and make custom occlusal splints to treat bruxism, TMD and TMJ, and prevent post-orthodontic relapse. We follow an efficient digital workflow with dentist reviews managed in our real-time virtual lab to significantly reduce clinical time.

Advanced manufacturing technologies

All Avant dental splints are designed with specialised software to meet precise individual specifications, and 3D printed or CAD/CAM milled from a solid block of thermoplastic material. We accept intraoral scanners and impressions to suit all dentist preferences.

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Efficient digital workflow

Our expert technicians create detailed 3D digital models of all our occlusal splints. Dentists can review and approve the designs in real time in our virtual lab, and manufacturing begins immediately after approval.

Clinical time saved

Our advanced digital workflow significantly reduces clinical time with chair-side adjustments rarely required. Precise fit and soft thermoplastics also increase comfort for the patient, which improves the patient compliance rate.

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FAQs

How are occlusal splints used?

Occlusal or removable splints are often used to protect patients’ dentition from the damaging impacts of chronic oral disorders like bruxism.

However, as cosmetic and restorative dentistry has increased in popularity in recent years, dental splints are now often used to protect and maintain cosmetic treatments and prevent post-orthodontic relapse.

What material is used for occlusal splints?

Traditional hard acrylic materials have been largely replaced with modern thermoplastics to improve patient comfort and fit.

Typically, a liquid monomer and a powder polymer are heat cured to achieve greater flexibility that drastically improves patient comfort while retaining a precise fit.

What are the benefits of occlusal splints?

Teeth protection: Removable splints worn at night can help minimise tooth wear, enamel damage, and fractures caused by sleep bruxism.

 

Pain relief: Dental splints can help alleviate pain associated with TMD by providing proper alignment of the jaw, which reduces stress on the muscles and joints, and promotes muscle relaxation.

 

TMJ reduction: Occlusal splints can help improve jaw alignment to decrease jaw clicking, popping or locking associated with TMJ disorders.

 

Post-orthodontic relapse prevention: Dental splints are often used following orthodontic, restorative and cosmetic treatments to keep the teeth aligned and prevent movement associated with post-orthodontic relapse.

What is the process for getting an occlusal splint?

Avant accepts intraoral scans and impressions to design our custom dental splints. Our expert lab technicians use specialised software to design the splint with particular attention paid to minimising the occlusal thickness and reducing the risk of perforation or over bulking.

Why choose Avant for occlusal splints?

Avant invests in the latest 3D printing and CAD/CAM milling technology to ensure all our occlusal splints are manufactured to precise specifications for improved comfort, patient compliance and overall treatment outcomes.

Our advanced manufacturing techniques also drastically reduce clinical time chair-side adjustments rarely required.

Can I send a digital scan for splints & dentures

Yes! We accept scans for all types of restorations and appliances.

How do I proceed if a splint is not fitting correctly?

It is rare for a splint to not fit correctly, but if this happens you should retake a new impression with PVS impression.

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