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SPLINTING TEETH

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Splinting is a process where the teeth are joined together to increase their strength. Front teeth are the common areas that need splinting. If two or more teeth become loose they can be joined to the surrounding, stable teeth. This procedure allows eating to become more comfortable again. Healthy teeth are fastened tightly into the jawbone by their roots and normal biting and chewing forces will not make them move. Some teeth are too loose to save and must be extracted and replaced with an implant or a bridge.

After this process is completed these teeth will require special care. Regular dental exams every three months will be necessary to maintain the care of these teeth.