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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 5 ( September-October, 2011 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Comparative Study of Temporary Splints: Bonded Polyethylene Fiber Reinforcement Ribbon and Stainless Steel Wire + Composite Resin Splint in the Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis

Vijay Prasad Koganti, L Chandra Sekhar, B Ravi Shankar, A Gopinath

Citation Information : Koganti VP, Sekhar LC, Shankar BR, Gopinath A. A Comparative Study of Temporary Splints: Bonded Polyethylene Fiber Reinforcement Ribbon and Stainless Steel Wire + Composite Resin Splint in the Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011; 12 (5):343-349.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1057

Published Online: 01-10-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Materials and methods

Total of 30 patients (20 experimental and 10 control) formed the study group. Entire study was extended over a period of 12 weeks for each patient and treatment plan was divided into 8 phases. Healing response was monitored and application, durability, biocompatibility of splint material was assessed.

Results

Splint had a promising and beneficial effects on anterior teeth exhibiting Grade I to Grade II degrees of mobility. Experimental group showed a greater reduction in tooth mobility compared to control group. There was no significant difference in plaque index and Ribbond Ribbon reinforced with composite resin was an excellent material for application, patient comfort, resistance to fracture, biocompatable and esthetic acceptability.

Clinical significance

Splinting is recommended as an adjunct to periodontal surgery in the treatment of hypermobile teeth, especially in cases where patient discomfort is a prominent factor.

How to cite this article

Chandra Sekhar L, Koganti VP, Ravi Shankar B, Gopinath A. A Comparative Study of Temporary Splints: Bonded Polyethylene Fiber Reinforcement Ribbon and Stainless Steel Wire + Composite Resin Splint in the Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(5): 343-349.


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