Splinting Loose Teeth

A 93 year old female patient came in with tooth #25 very loose. X-rays showed #25 had no bony support and 23, 24 and 26 were also loose with minimum bony support. Splinting teeth 23, 24, 25, and 26 was recommended. To make the splinting solid, but to avoid leaving an empty center around the contact point, which weakens the splinting, the ContacEZ White Strip was used to spread composite masonry from facial to lingual.

Fig. 1 - Tooth #25 is very loose, so the decision was made to splint it with teeth 23, 24, and 26. Using the Black Diamond Strip, the proximal surfaces are refreshed.

Fig. 2 - Flowable composite resin is delivered into the interproximal space, after etching and primer, introduced from the facial side.

Fig. 3 - Using the White Serrated Strip, the flowable composite from the facial side is spread through the contact points to the lingual side masonry.

Fig. 4 - The composite is manipulated and shaped to fit in the interproximal space and then light cured.