A Systematic Review

Tinjauan tentang splin oklusal untuk terapi gangguan sendi temporomandibula A review about occlusal splint as a therapy for temporomandibular disorders

Ricca Chairunnisa , Erna Kurnikasari

Ricca Chairunnisa
Departemen Prostodonsia Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan. Email: riccachairunnisa@yahoo.com

Erna Kurnikasari
Bagian Prostodontik Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Padjajaran, Bandung Indonesia
Online First: February 28, 2013 | Cite this Article
Chairunnisa, R., Kurnikasari, E. 2013. Tinjauan tentang splin oklusal untuk terapi gangguan sendi temporomandibula A review about occlusal splint as a therapy for temporomandibular disorders. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 12(1): 38-43.


An occlusal splint is a removable appliance usually made of acrylic, that fits over the occlusal and incisal surfaces of
the teeth in one arch, creating precise occlusal contact with the teeth of the opposing arch. Occlusal splint has several
functions, one of which is to temporarily provide an temporary occlusion that allows the temporomandibular joints
(TMJ) to make the most othopedically stable joint position. Occlusal splint is also used to protect the teeth and its
supportive structure from abnormal forces that may create breakdown and/or tooth wear. Occlusal splint is reversible
and noninvasive treatment, which is most important in treating temporomandibular disorders (TMD) with many
causative factors involved. Many types of splints have been suggested for the treatment of TMD, but the most frequently
used are the stabilization splint and the anterior positioning splint. The purpose of this paper is to describe the types of
occlusal splints and indication used for the treatment of TMD.

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