SP/01 TANNER SPLINT
The Tanner or combination splint is used for joint patients with a definite click. This splint is fabricated on the posterior segments on the mandibular arch. A lingual bar connects the acrylic segments and the ball clasps are customarily used for retention. An acrylic cap is placed over the lower anterior teeth that also contacts the lingual of the upper anteriors. Incisal guidance and cuspid protection are built on to the cap. Slight contact of the upper posterior lingual cusps are present to maintain mandibular positioning.