Talon™ splints combines the best features of a hard splint and a soft splint while eliminating the inherent disadvantages of either type.
Talon splints appliances combine the best features of a hard splint and a soft splint while eliminating the inherent disadvantages of either type, thus reducing the amount of chair time to get the patient comfortable. The portion of the appliance that comes in contact with the teeth is made of a soft, thermoplastic polymer.
Talon Splint Custom Fit
The appliance can be pre-warmed in warm water to allow for a “custom fit” every time the patient inserts it. It is this attribute that allows Talon appliances deliver an extremely comfortable wearing experience while maintaining maximum retention. Talon material is engineered for ideal comfort and retention at body temperature. It provides superior retention without creating any forces that can cause the teeth or tissues to become sore. Internal adjustments are virtually non-existent due to the “custom fit” experience at each insertion. The pliable thermoplastic interior is bonded to a hard acrylic shell that allows for occlusal build up and normal occlusal adjustments. Unlike other thermoplastics currently available, Talon® maintains its original flexibility for years. A hard acrylic is chemically bonded to processed Talon® material to form splint’s occlusal surface, allowing easy, precise occlusal adjustments.
Features of Talon Appliances
Proper proprioceptive response with the opposing dentition is maintained.
Ultimate comfort while still maintaining maximum retention.
Accurate and adjustable hard occlusal surface allows for normal occlusal adjusting and polishing.
Great treatment option for patients needing splint for bruxism, periodontal splinting, orthodontic stabilization, or TMJ dysfunction.
Safest Splint Tested: There is no discernible leaching of free monomer. Studies verify residual monomer level of only 0.14%