The splint is custom made on models of your teeth using a chewing simulator and is designed by our technician [who was formerly technician to the Professor at the University of Sydney] to establish a perfectly even bite and prevent individual tooth wear and also reduce destructive forces on the jaw joint, ligaments and cartilage.
The enamel surfaces of teeth rapidly wear down, exposing the soft internal part of the tooth which wears quickly. If left to wear down as in the bottom photo, then bacteria can penetrate through to the nerve and a Root Canal may be required.
To restore the teeth you may need Crowns or Veneers
Crowns and implants are protected from excessive forces which may chip or loosen them.