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Tmj splint upper or lower
By cutting down on grinding and clenching, people can keep their dentures and fillings safe and prevent any further damage to the teeth. When it comes to the overall effectiveness on how TMJ splints work, regardless of the type, those over at the TMJ Associations do mention that the long-term results are inconclusive. BB code is On. The biggest risk of all is that the use of splints can alter the shape of the jaw if used extensively. Unfortunately, complications can often occur, leading to TMJ disorders. Guards are designed to protect teeth from damage while splints are used to retrain the jaw and over tie, force it into the most natural and comfortable position. I wore an upper splint with a beak and a wedge at night in conjunction with my lower repositioning splint during the day. This content does not have an Arabic version.