“Given the range of materials we offer, there is an option for every patient.”
Brian Goff, CDT | Team Leader, Removable Department
The Thermo-Splint is made entirely from non-acrylic, thermo-sensitive material and is softer, but more resilient than the traditional, hard-acrylic splint. In its ambient state, the Thermo-Splint remains rigid. However, when held under hot water (130°) for 30 seconds, it becomes very pliable, allowing the device to glide effortlessly over the height of contour for easy seating. As it cools, the Thermo-Splint stiffens once again, engaging undercuts and offering excellent retention.
This is a great option for:
- Protecting extensive fixed restorative work
- Patients who are light to moderate bruxers
Your patients will love the ease and comfort of the Thermo-Splint, especially when compared to a hard-acrylic bite splint.
The Thermo-Splint Custom Fit consists of two layers.
- The outer layer on the occlusal surface is an extremely rigid, orthodontic acrylic for greater durability.
- The inner layer is a thermo-sensitive material allowing for easy seating and retentive fit*.
* Materials may be added or subtracted from the Custom Fit inner layer, giving you an easy-to-use tool for a variety of treatments.
Due to this unique construction, the Thermo-Splint Custom Fit can adapt again and again to incremental restorative work. It can also be a versatile tool to open or close the vertical. Additionally, because the patient bites into the splint to seat while it’s warm, it also equilibrates itself to the opposing arch. It’s like a real-time, chair-side “laboratory” procedure without sending to the lab.
The Thermo-Splint Custom Fit offers the best characteristics of a Thermo-Splint coupled with a hard splint.
Traditional Hard Splint
This traditional splint is made from methyl-methacrylate, a rigid, durable acrylic. Due to its construction, this splint works well for heavy bruxers and grinders.
For technical questions or to discuss cases requiring specific handling, please call 800.445.5941 and ask for Brian Goff.
Removable and Implants
O’Brien has been at the forefront of the implant denture field for over 25 years. Whether the cases are implant retained or supported, we have the education and experience to meet your needs.
Night guards and bite splints are indicated in a wide variety of conditions. Thermo-Splint offers ease of use and maximum comfort increasing patient compliance.
Crown & Bridge
We developed a restoration that improves the esthetics of monolithic zirconia without compromising its advantages. We call it Micro-Layered Zirconia.
Monolithic zirconia restorations (MZR) is a metal-free, tooth-colored, alternative to full cast restorations.
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