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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943181/clinical-study-of-splint-therapeutic-efficacy-for-the-relief-of-temporomandibular-joint-discomfort
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Yoko Hasegawa, Naoya Kakimoto, Seiki Tomita, Masanori Fujiwara, Reichi Ishikura, Hiromitsu Kishimoto, Kosuke Honda
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between displacement of the mandibular condyle/disc due to occlusal splint insertion with splint therapy and changes in discomfort of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and to clarify the relationships between the outcomes over time of temporomandibular discomfort and TMJ magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings at the initiation of splint therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 75 patients admitted to hospital with discomfort around the TMJ were evaluated...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902108/effects-of-two-different-self-adapted-occlusal-splints-on-electromyographic-and-force-parameters-during-elbow-flexors-isometric-contraction
#2
Eloisa Limonta, Chiara Arienti, Susanna Rampichini, Massimo Venturelli, Emiliano Cè, Arsenio Veicsteinas, Fabio Esposito
The study was aimed at determining the acute effects of two types of occlusal splints on maximum isometric strength and fatigue of the elbow flexors muscles. The hypothesis was that splint-induced masticatory muscle repositioning might improve primary muscles recruitment by stretching masticatory muscles especially with the thicker splint.On nine physically active volunteers with no temporo-mandibular joint and masticatory muscles disorders, we assessed maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) of the elbow flexors with diurnal (OSD, 1-mm thick) and sport (OSSP, 3-mm thick) splints, and without splint (control, Ctrl)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872995/eva-vacuum-formed-alternative-splinting-of-alveolar-fractures-in-primary-dentition-a-case-report
#3
Konstantina Chatzidimitriou, Nikos N Lygidakis, Nick A Lygidakis
Alveolar fractures treatment includes repositioning of displaced segments and splinting. In children, splinting procedures may occasionally present clinical problems resulting from fewer teeth available for splinting or presence of occlusal disturbances. An alternative clinical approach for splinting in alveolar fractures of primary dentition is described. CLINICAL CASE: A 4.5-year-old girl was referred to our clinic 8 hours after a fall accident. Clinical examination revealed mandibular alveolar process segmental fracture in the right canine area with frontal dislodgement of the labial cortical bone resulting to occluding inability...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866149/three-dimensional-finite-element-analysis-of-occlusal-splint-and-implant-connection-on-stress-distribution-in-implant-supported-fixed-dental-prosthesis-and-peri-implantal-bone
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Vívian Dos Santos Marsico, Roberto Brunow Lehmann, Cristiane Aparecida de Assis Claro, Marina Amaral, Rafael Pino Vitti, Ana Christina Claro Neves, Lais Regiane da Silva Concilio
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of occlusal splint therapy on the stress distribution of implant-supported fixed dental prosthesis (FDP) and peri-implantal bone structures using three-dimensional (3D) finite element analysis (FEA). The system consisted of two implants (positioned on region of second premolar and second molar) as retainers of fixed porcelain-fused-to-metal 3-unit FDP (first molar as pontic element). Two implant connections systems (external and internal hexagon) were tested...
November 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839479/efficacy-of-selective-grinding-guided-by-an-occlusal-splint-in-management-of-myofascial-pain-a-prospective-clinical-trial
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REVIEW
Felipe J Fernández-González, Jorge Cabero-López, Aritza Brizuela, Ivan Suazo, Esteban Pérez-Pevida, Teresa Cobo, Oier Montalban, Markel Diéguez-Pereira, David Chávarri-Prado, Iker Bellanco de la Pinta, Antonio Jiménez-Garrudo
BACKGROUND: For patients whose centric relation (CR) has not been considered at the start and during treatment, the task of achieving an occlusal scheme that works together with the temporomandibular joint, the muscles, and the structures of the stomatognathic apparatus becomes a major concern. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe a reproducible, predictable and to date unreported procedure of selective grinding guided by an occlusal splint and to analyze condylar position (CP) based on the skeletal pattern...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834829/line-laser-as-an-assistance-for-facial-and-dental-midlines-evaluation-in-single-splint-orthognathic-surgery
#6
Chung-Chih Yu, Yu-Ray Chen, James Cheng-Yi Lin
Coincidence of facial and dental midlines is one of the important goals in orthognathic-orthodontic treatment to achieve optimum facial aesthetics and good occlusal functions. Tools assisting diagnosis of facial midline are usually ruler or dental floss. These tools are usually hand held and hinder the global sight required in facial evaluation. Line laser device projects a steady narrow laser line and is commonly used in construction and carpentry to replace traditional chalk line tool. The authors take the advantages of line laser and incorporate it into facial evaluation in the authors' practice of single-splint orthognathic surgery...
October 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791820/evaluation-of-articular-disc-loading-in-the-temporomandibular-joints-after-prosthetic-and-pharmacological-treatment-in-model-studies
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Małgorzata E Pihut, Jerzy Margielewicz, Edward Kijak, Grażyna Wiśniewska
BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is often related to excessive load in the stomatognathic system. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the model tests, using numeric calculations, was to assess the articular disc loads in the temporomandibular joints after prosthetic and pharmacological treatment of functional disorders of the masticatory organ. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 10 patients, aged 21-48 years, of both sexes, randomly selected from a group of 120 patients treated with relaxation occlusal splints (60 patients, group I) and intramuscular injection of botulinum toxin type A (60 patients, group II), suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction with the dominant muscle component...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789647/evaluation-of-muscle-activity-bite-force-and-salivary-cortisol-in-children-with-bruxism-before-and-after-low-level-laser-applied-to-acupoints-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#8
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mônica da Consolação Canuto Salgueiro, Carolina Carvalho Bortoletto, Anna Carolina RattoTempestini Horliana, Ana Carolina Costa Mota, Lara Jansiski Motta, Pamella de Barros Motta, Raquel Agnelli MesquitaFerrari, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes, Sandra Kalil Bussadori
BACKGROUND: Bruxism is a repetitive activity that causes tooth wear, audible sounds, and discomfort. Preventive measures have been studied for conditions that can exert a negative influence on physiological development in children. Low-level laser therapy administered over acupoints is an effective, painless, low-cost treatment option that has achieved good results. Thus, the aim of the proposed study is to evaluate changes in muscle activity, bite force and salivary cortisol in children with bruxism after the application of low-level laser to accupoints...
August 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748047/immediate-vs-delayed-endosseous-integration-of-maxi-implants-a-torque-removal-animal-study
#9
Hanif Allahbakhshi, Fariborz Vafaee, Mehrdad Lotfazar, Ahmad Hasan Ahangary, Masoumeh Khoshhal, Farnoush Fotovat
Background. Delayed loading is one of the concerns in implant patients. Immediate loading can solve the problem and make patients more satisfied. The present study aimed to compare the removal torque of maxi implants under different loading (immediate and delayed) patterns. Methods. This split-mouth experimental study included 2 dogs. Impressions were made and then all the premolars were extracted under general anesthesia. After a three-month healing period, 3 implants were inserted in each quadrant (a total of 12 implants)...
2017: Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738107/acupuncture-in-temporomandibular-disorder-myofascial-pain-treatment-a-systematic-review
#10
Ana Carla Fernandes, Dayanne Monielle Duarte Moura, Laura Géssica Dantas Da Silva, Erika Oliveira De Almeida, Gustavo Augusto Seabra Barbosa
AIMS: To carry out a systematic review of clinical trials published up to 2015 to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating myofascial pain in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. METHODS: The databases used were the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science; the dates of the articles surveyed ranged from 1990 to May 2015. The inclusion criteria were: (1) publications in English, Portuguese, or Spanish; (2) controlled clinical trials; (3) patients with TMD of muscular origin; and (4) studies that used acupuncture or laser acupuncture only for treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734259/polishability-and-wear-resistance-of-splint-material-for-oral-appliances-produced-with-conventional-subtractive-and-additive-manufacturing
#11
Fabian Huettig, Achim Kustermann, Ebru Kuscu, Jürgen Geis-Gerstorfer, Sebastian Spintzyk
Occlusal splints to treat bruxism are commonly made from polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) in a manual workflow (powder-liquid technique). Today digitalization allows a machine-based manufacturing in subtractive (milling) and additive (printing) means using industrial-made PMMA or comparable resins. An in-vitro study should assess the surface finish and screen the wear resistance of conventional and industrial materials. Therefore, a total of 30 specimens made from conventionally PMMA (group C; powder-liquid, Palapress), polycarbonate ingots (group S; innoBlanc splint plus), and light-curing resin (group A; VarseoWax splint) were polished to examine the surface roughness (Ra) by profilometry and further analyzed by SEM...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732777/how-useful-is-3d-printing-in-maxillofacial-surgery
#12
A Louvrier, P Marty, A Barrabé, E Euvrard, B Chatelain, E Weber, C Meyer
INTRODUCTION: 3D printing seems to have more and more applications in maxillofacial surgery (MFS), particularly since the release on the market of general use 3D printers several years ago. The aim of our study was to answer 4 questions: 1. Who uses 3D printing in MFS and is it routine or not? 2. What are the main clinical indications for 3D printing in MFS and what are the kinds of objects that are used? 3. Are these objects printed by an official medical device (MD) manufacturer or made directly within the department or the lab? 4...
September 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717635/the-fabrication-of-a-customized-occlusal-splint-based-on-the-merging-of-dynamic-jaw-tracking-records-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-cad-cam-digital-impression
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Katerina Aslanidou, Chung How Kau, Christos Vlachos, Tayem Abou Saleh
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this case report was to present the procedure of fabricating a customized occlusal splint, through a revolutionary software that combines cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) with jaw motion tracking (JMT) data and superimposes a digital impression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The case report was conducted on a 46-year-old female patient diagnosed with the temporomandibular disorder. A CBCT scan and an optical impression were obtained. The range of the patient's mandibular movements was captured with a JMT device...
July 2017: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692444/effect-of-restorative-configurations-and-occlusal-schemes-on-strain-levels-in-bone-surrounding-implants
#14
Jonathan Block, Shlomo Matalon, Gabriela Tanase, Zeev Ormianer
AIM: This study investigated strain levels during and after implant insertion, and during and after simulated mastication, in splinted and nonsplinted restorations with different occlusal schemes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fresh bovine bone resembling type I jawbone was collected. Strain gauges were placed at each implant's neck, one horizontally and one vertically. Strains at and after implant insertion were recorded. The restoration was loaded with cyclic load simulating mastication...
August 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688272/does-pain-in-the-masseter-and-anterior-temporal-muscles-influence-maximal-bite-force
#15
Marcelo Coelho Goiato, Paulo Renato Junqueira Zuim, Amália Moreno, Daniela Micheline Dos Santos, Emily Vivianne Freitas da Silva, Fernanda Pereira de Caxias, Karina Helga Leal Turcio
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in pain and muscle force, and the relationship between them, in patients with muscle pain and bruxism, prior to and after treatment. METHODS: Thirty women with bruxism and myofascial pain (Ia) were included in this study. Sleep bruxism diagnosis was made based on clinical diagnostic criteria, and awake bruxism diagnosis was made by patient questionnaires and the presence of tooth wear. The diagnosis of myofascial pain was established according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC-TMD)...
June 23, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681501/systematic-development-of-esthetics-and-function-in-a-young-patient-with-maxillary-dental-aplasia
#16
D Edelhoff, O Prandtner, R Saeidi Pour, A Wichelhaus, A Liebermann
OBJECTIVES: Full-arch rehabilitations in young patients suffering from dental agenesis should compensate for the reduced vertical dimension of occlusion and restore both esthetics and function at minimal biological cost. This requires precise planning and maximum patient compliance during the preprosthetic phase. The pretreatment period with tooth-colored splints promotes a predictable outcome of the final restorations. Clinical considerations: Thanks to better restorative materials and adhesive techniques and increased knowledge of how to preserve sound tooth structures, prosthetic dentistry has increasingly turned toward minimally invasive procedures...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660990/-venopunction-of-the-cubital-vein-as-an-alternative-approach-for-cgrp-plasma-level-evaluation-in-tmd-patients
#17
Aleksandra Nitecka-Buchta, Bogdan Marek, Jolanta Batko Kapustecka, Stefan Baron
INTRODUCTION: Calcitonin gene-related peptide is an important vasodilator. It plays an important role in the metabolism of chewing muscles. The aim of the study was to evaluate the plasma level of CGRP in patients with myofascial pain (RDC/TMD Ia) and myofascial pain with limited opening (RDC/TMD Ib) before and after occlusal splint therapy (Michigan splint). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A randomised trial was performed including 39 patients (males = 3, females = 36). Blood samples were taken from the external jugular vein (JUG) and cubital vein (CUB) before and after 30 days of occlusal splint therapy...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571295/dental-avengers-taking-retainer-stability-and-aesthetics-into-next-era
#18
Sayam Patil, Sanjeev Jakati
Adult patients are realizing that practical, realistic options now exist to "straighten" their teeth because the cosmetic dentistry revolution has begun to include even "adult short-term cosmetic orthodontics" as an integral part. Previously, the patients were bound to select between either the aesthetic benefits of ceramic or the bondability characteristic of composite, however this can now be fabricated in such a manner that still allows placement of a lingual splint so as to steady the orthodontic movement...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526429/use-of-a-cad-cam-poly-methyl-methacrylate-interim-prosthesis-for-direct-intraoral-splinting
#19
Periklis Proussaefs
This article describes a technique where an interim computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) prosthesis is milled from a poly(methyl methacrylate) blank to confirm esthetics, occlusion, function, phonetics, and accessibility for oral hygiene. The interim prosthesis is then sectioned and reconnected intraorally with autopolymerizing acrylic resin. This interim prosthesis is used to fabricate the definitive stone cast. The interim prosthesis is then scanned with a laboratory scanner. By applying this technique, the implant positioning can be related to the occlusal plane, the contours of the teeth, and the flange...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494036/epidemiology-of-implant-mortality-disparity-among-intraoral-positions-and-prosthesis-types
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Yong-Geun Choi, Steven E Eckert, Kyung Lhi Kang, Sang-Wan Shin, Young-Kyun Kim
PURPOSE: To examine the disparity of single-crown implant failure with a similar loss of the splinted prosthesis in differing anatomical locations while controlling for other demographic and clinical variables that may confound the relationship between prosthesis types and implant loss. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multicenter retrospective cohort study was designed to include patients treated with dental implants from 2003 to 2014. The variables included age, sex, systemic disease, bone graft, implant placement date, position of dental implant, length of dental implant, diameter of dental implant, loading time, type of prosthesis, type of opposing occlusion, latest check date, and survival or loss of the dental implant...
May 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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