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Dental Splints in Frankston

If you grind or clench your teeth, shielding your smile from damage is crucial. One of the best ways to do that is with a dental splint at Dental & Dentures on 88 Beach. These devices can be either a tooth night guard or an occlusal splint. If you suffer from temporomandibular disorder (TMD), an occlusal splint may offer relief.

Types of Dental Splints


Stabilisation splints, also known as permissive splints, are designed to avoid harmful contact between teeth and provide a bite surface that is compatible with the jaw joints. This alleviates pain by allowing the jaw muscles to relax. These slim acrylic guards, fitted to the upper jaw, can be either soft or hard, depending on a person’s needs.


Repositioning splints realign the jaw to its ideal position. With indentations that prevent teeth from sliding across the biting plane, these splints help maintain the correct jaw alignment, alleviating discomfort associated with misalignment.

It’s important to understand that while all types of dental splints help distribute the forces generated by bruxism equally between the upper and lower teeth, these appliances do not cure bruxism itself.

TMD Home Care Tips

In addition to wearing a dental splint to prevent grinding, there are some things you can do at home:

  • Adopt a soft diet
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve sleep
  • Avoid extreme jaw movements
  • Apply warm packs to the joint

If you think you might benefit from a dental splint, contact Dental & Dentures on 88 Beach today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards relief!


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


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