Occlusal Splint (OS) therapy is a non-surgical technique used to protect teeth, relieve orofacial pain, preview the patient response to a simulated occlusal correction, or reduce habitual tooth grinding (Bruxism). In this case study, you'll see how Dr. Rosario V.E. Prisco, MD, DDS, CAGS Prosthodontics, Boston University, a well-known prosthodontist of 25 years, uses T-Scan to help aid in the fabrication of a Michigan or “full coverage” splint in order to improve the occlusal balance of a patient.
A 22-year-old patient in overall good health and a split user had been suffering with muscular pain for some time
- T-Scan readings showed that her occlusion was not well balanced, and she had several early-tooth force contacts
- While his usual protocol would be to use T-Scan in this splint equilibration process, with the patient's acceptance, Dr. Prisco decided to try equilibrating her splint based on articulating paper alone.