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Periodontal Splinting (Weak Teeth)

Loose teeth are uncomfortable, especially when you try to eat food. The feeling of the tooth pulling away from the gum is enough to send chills down your spine. It seems like an eternity, waiting for either the tooth to become loose enough to be extracted or strong enough to no longer be a problem.

Teeth become loose because of lost bone tissue, injury, orthodontic treatment, or pressure caused by tooth misalignment. A technique called periodontal splinting attaches weak teeth together, turning them into a single unit that is stable and stronger than the single teeth by themselves. The procedure is most commonly performed on the front teeth. The procedure is as simple as using composite material with either a wire or Ribbond to attach, or splint, the loose teeth to the adjoining stable teeth. Tooth splinting is a common procedure that can restore comfort to chewing as well prolonging the loss of a loose tooth. Please give us a call if you think you are a candidate for this procedure.

Life is too short to live with loose teeth.

Contact our office today for a consultation.