Stoney Creek Sport & Night Mouthguards
A custom-fitted sports guard from your dentist can dramatically reduce the risk of dental injuries. Dental injuries are most commonly caused by sports, leisure, and recreational activities.
Importance of Custom-Fit Mouth Guards
Our office can create custom-fitted mouth guards that provide significantly more protection, comfort, and cushioning (shock absorption) than regular mouth guards. Standard mouthguards are often uncomfortable and can interfere with an individual’s breathing and speaking skills because they don’t fit as precisely as a custom-made sports guard.
Procedure for a Custom-Fitted Sport Guard
A dentist uses an impression of your teeth and a plaster model to create a custom-fitted sports guard. The dentist can precisely examine your mouth and provide the finest fit, size coverage, and thickness in a sports guard made just for you. The dentist can also examine any risk factors you may have and propose the most appropriate sort of sports protection for your sport.
Mouth Guards General Safety Tips
You will be guided by your dentist, general suggestions include:
- Ensure you wear the sport guard at all times during games and training sessions.
- Players undergoing dental treatment can have a custom-fitted sport guard made to fit comfortably and accurately over their braces.
- See your dentist if the sport guard starts to feel uncomfortable or doesn’t fit well.
Your dentist should review your sport guard every 12 months to ensure it is fitting correctly. Usually, a well-maintained adult’s sport guard should last for many years.
Custom-Fitted Night Guard
A night guard is a retainer-like horseshoe-shaped plastic appliance with shallow borders that can be worn on the top or bottom arch. By providing a protective cushion between the upper and lower teeth, it is supposed to protect the teeth from the strain of clenching and grinding (bruxism).
Because the majority of the damage caused by bruxism occurs when the patient is sleeping, a nightguard may usually be designed to prevent the patient from grinding their teeth together and inflicting more harm.
When teeth are erupting, children frequently grind their teeth. This isn’t unusual, and it’s not a concern if it’s minor. More severe cases, on the other hand, can result in malocclusion (misaligned teeth). Malocclusion usually needs orthodontic treatment, otherwise, the kid may develop temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues (jaw joint popping or sensitivity).
Procedure for a Custom-Fitted Night Guard
We will take an impression of your teeth and then have the dental lab mould the mouth guard over the model using a unique material to ensure optimum comfort, fit, and protection.
Mouthguards usually just cover the upper teeth, but each case is different, and a lower mouth guard may be the best option. A good mouthguard should be comfortable, tear-resistant, sturdy, and easy to clean, and should not interfere with your breathing or speaking.
To arrange for your appointment or to request more information:
Please call (905) 664-0808.
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