The 3DS Protect occlusal splint, made from laser sintered 3D printed nylon, is the most advanced appliance available. It is unbreakable in the mouth, even down to a thickness of 0.5mm.
Patient comfort is unparalleled with digital design, ensuring the lowest possible profile and optimised retention. 3D printed nylon splints are now the gold standard for providing protection of teeth in the longer term. Compliance is no longer a problem, as has been the case with acrylic resin splints.
The 3DS Protect can be designed with flat planes or as a Michigan style, with cuspid and anterior guidance or to your specific instructions.
Features of 3D Printed Splints
The properties of 3D printed nylon are far superior to the traditional acrylic resin and includes comfort, strength and unobtrusiveness.
The following features of the 3DS Protect ensures maximal patient compliance:
- Minimal dimensions, down to a thickness of 0.5mm on side walls,
- Virtually unbreakable, even in extremely thin sections
- Exceptional fit through the scanning and printing technology
- Thermoplastic can be softened in boiling water to accommodate restorative or other changes in the dentition.
Alternative designs such as the Tanner and Gelb appliances can be made to the dentist’s specifications.