never had it myself but it means your dentist will put a piece of metal on the back side of your teeth so that the tooth won‘t be able to move. I saw this on a girl who had an accident and her teeth were mobile. The metal allowed the teeth to stay fixated until they recovered and got firm again. Anyway, it might be a good idea to ask your dentist before you get the treatment, it is important to know exactly what will get done.
I have one patient that I splinted all 6 of her lower front teeth via a Maryland bridge lab fabricated splint. This was a solid 20+ years ago. She still has all 6 teeth and the splint is holding. She does come in every 3 months and keeps it clean.
I have just come back from dentist and my front bottom teeth are loose so he said he was going to put a splinter on , what I have it looks like white tape across the teeth and he did say he had used adhesive as well .
Hi Tracy didn't realise it was you who asked about the splinter . You replied to me last night as I was really scared going to have extractions today . It went ok and so glad I had sedation , it was not as bad as I imagined and I was only in chair 2 hours instead of the four hours as they predicted .