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Occlusal Splints, Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Anti-Snoring, Tongue Retaining

Definition : Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)/anti-snoring occlusal splints designed for placing inside the mouth for use while a patient sleeps. These devices help avoid inspiratory noise produced by the vibration of the pharyngeal soft tissues (i.e., snoring) by advancing and holding the tongue forward. These splints usually consist of prefabricated plastic devices that have been fitted around the teeth. This stops the tongue from falling back and thus avoids the obstruction that results in snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Dedicated occlusal splints that use suction to hold the tongue in place are also available; they are usually positioned in dental offices.

Entry Terms : "Tongue Retaining Occlusal Splints"

UMDC code : 30213

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Dental Arts Laboratories Inc

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Over the last 78 years, DAL has built a strong reputation as a leader in providing the dental profession with a full range of fixed and removable services with specialization in implant prosthetics and cosmetic rehabilitation.

Flud Dental Laboratory

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Dentistry and dental laboratory technology have changed significantly since Flud Laboratory was opened in 1955. In those first few years we were mostly an "acrylic" lab repairing and relining dentures, or setting teeth for a new set of "plates." These days Flud fabricates everything from titanium dental implant abutments to zirconia bridges, while maintaining our reputation as a leading removable prosthetics laboratory.

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