Custom-designed mouth guards and night guards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Mouthguards are recommended to protect the jaw, tongue, cheek lining, and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth might get hit. Nightguards are recommended for patients who clench or grind their teeth at night to protect their teeth. Guards generally last 3-10 years.
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. Because of that, the straightforward technique is typically referred to as bonding.
Gum disease can cause bleeding, swellCustom-made oral appliances can also be used as part of treatment for conditions like sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. In general, plastic appliances can be used to correct various problems.
If you are active in athletics or experiencing any concerning experiences with your mouth, teeth, or jaw, please let us know. If any guard or appliance is a good option for you, we will take an impression of your teeth to create a custom-fit product for your specific needs.