Bite Splints

Bite splints are the ideal solution for bruxers and grinders. Constructed to your occlusal plane specifications on the upper or lower arch, Smith-Sterling offers two bite splints: the Comfort Bite Splint™ (Hard) and Comfort H/S Bite Splint™. Backed by a 12-month warranty, the outer layer is a hard, durable co-polyester while the internal surface is padded with 1 mm of soft polyurethane (Comfort H/S Bite Splint only) to rest comfortably in the mouth.

Comfort Bite Splint and Comfort H/S Bite Splint are trademarks of Glidewell Laboratories.

Prep requirements: impression, bite registration guidelines

Start with an accurate, void-free impression of both arches. Ensure no tears or bubbles are present in impression material for precision fit. Instruct patient to close into centric relation to verify midline position and bite. Then, place two cotton rolls behind the cuspids and instruct patient to close; with patient in open bite, inject bite registration into the posterior openings of both quadrants. In addition, inject bite registration into anterior opening to capture a complete open construction bite.

Patient delivery

Seat splint and evaluate fit and retention. If adjustments are necessary, adjust with carbide bur or Lisko-S disc. Polish if needed. Once seated in the patient's mouth, check bite with marking tape to identify premature occlusion; adjust and polish as needed.