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Splinting teeth -- when is this needed?
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: When they wiggle.
If teeth start to wiggle that means they are loosing support needed to keep them tight.
Splinting (attaching) wiggly teeth to strong stable teeth helps you keep the wiggly ones by spreading out the biting pressures over several teeth and not the few. The wiggly ones could even tighten up if treatment is give or by giving the a "rest" from hard biting forces. Earl.

In brief: When they wiggle.
If teeth start to wiggle that means they are loosing support needed to keep them tight.
Splinting (attaching) wiggly teeth to strong stable teeth helps you keep the wiggly ones by spreading out the biting pressures over several teeth and not the few. The wiggly ones could even tighten up if treatment is give or by giving the a "rest" from hard biting forces. Earl.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
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Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Trauma / loose teeth
Splinting teeth would be required when there is trauma to a tooth or in some cases where a tooth may be loose from severe gum disease then the tooth may be splinted to other teeth to try to stabilize it.

In brief: Trauma / loose teeth
Splinting teeth would be required when there is trauma to a tooth or in some cases where a tooth may be loose from severe gum disease then the tooth may be splinted to other teeth to try to stabilize it.
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dr. Stanley Lin
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