Mouth guards commonly used for high-contact sport are designed to protect the teeth and mouth from injury. A custom made mouth guard ensures a perfect fit and prevents the guard from shifting around the mouth during activity offering the maximum level of protection and comfort.
To fabricate a custom-fitted mouth guard the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and make a plaster model. This allows the dentist to accurately assess the mouth to provide the best fit, size coverage and thickness required for your teeth.
Night Guards and Splints
Night guards or splints are dental devices designed to be worn at night to protect the teeth and relieve jaw joint pain from habits such as clenching and grinding.
Your dentist can advise you if a night guard or splint is appropriate for your condition and will then fit and measure you for a night guard or splint that is right for you.