Mouth guards are dental appliances designed to protect your teeth and mouth from injury during physical activity, prevent teeth grinding or clenching while sleeping, and treat various dental conditions. A dental mouth guard is custom-made by a dentist to fit your mouth comfortably and provide maximum protection.
Off-the-shelf solutions are readily accessible and inexpensive. However, we strongly urge you not to purchase a ready-to-wear guard in a store with very little fit adjustment. They are also bulky, making breathing and talking difficult. Also, they provide little or no protection. What’s more, they can and often lead to more serious problems, since they can shift your bite.
Custom Mouth Guard
Our office individually designs mouth guards in coordination with a dental laboratory. The process starts with taking an impression of your teeth. We then forward it to a special laboratory where specialists mold the guard over the model using a special material. Due to the use of the special material and because of the extra time and work involved, a custom-made mouth guard is more expensive than the other types. But it is 100% worth it because it provides you the most comfort and protection.
Mouth Guard for Teeth Grinding
A night guard for teeth is also a perfect solution for teeth grinding or bruxism. The device will protect your teeth from the damaging effects of grinding or clenching during sleep. Bruxism can lead to tooth wear, sensitivity, headaches, and jaw pain. Dentists at Vaksman Dental Group offer custom night mouth guards that can help you alleviate these symptoms and prevent further damage to your teeth and jaw.
If you suffer from other nighttime issues, such as sleep apnea or snoring, we can help with it as well! Find out more here.
Dental Mouth Guard: Why Should Mouth Guards be Made by Dentists?
A mouth guard is very important to provide protection during sports activities. Custom football mouth guards or custom basketball mouth guards offer the best fit and protection, preventing injuries to your teeth and mouth during these high-impact activities. A custom dental mouth guard is also essential for those with braces or other dental appliances, as it provides extra cushioning and protection for the teeth and mouth.
While you can find mouth guards online or in stores, the quality and fit of these off-the-shelf products are often inferior to those made by a dentist. Only custom mouth guards will fit your unique mouth, ensuring maximum protection and comfort. A dentist will take precise measurements of your mouth and create a teeth guard that fits snugly and comfortably. Additionally, a dentist-made teeth guard is made of high-quality materials that are durable and long-lasting.
Dental mouth guards are a valuable investment in your dental health, whether you need a teeth guard for teeth grinding or for sports. While off-the-shelf mouth guards may seem like a cost-effective solution, custom-made mouth guards by a dentist offer the best fit, protection, and durability. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward protecting your teeth and mouth.
Dental Mouth Guard FAQ
Mouth guards are dental appliances to protect your teeth and mouth from injury while exercising, or for the treatment of a variety of oral health conditions. For example, teeth grinding or clenching. Custom mouth guards from the dentist provide the best fit and protection.
Depending on the type of mouth guard that you need, as well as where you live, the cost of a custom mouthguard from a dentist may vary. In general, it costs between $200 and $500 to make a custom nightguard for teeth grinding. A custom mouthguard for sports is usually also between $200 and $500.
Over-the-counter mouth guards may look like they're an inexpensive solution. But they do not provide any level of protection or comfort as a custom night guard. In order to provide maximum protection against tooth grinding and jaw clenching, a dentist designs a nightguard is to fit your unique mouth. In addition, a dental night guard from a dentist has highly quality materials that are reliable and endure for many years. This will provide you with an excellent investment in your oral health.
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