Night guards are recommended to prevent wear from nighttime tooth-grinding. Our office fabricates custom fit acrylic night guards that will last much longer than an over-the-counter guard. Patients with generalized wear patterns or discomfort upon waking in the morning or patients with multiple restorations such as crowns, veneers or composite bonding are recommended to use a night guard on a regular basis.
A night guard is a clear acrylic appliance that is worn over the teeth. The shape, size, and design of the guard moves the jaw into a resting position, preventing the teeth from grinding against one another. In turn, it also prevents the muscles and disc of the TMJ from becoming strained. When worn each night, patients benefit from fewer headaches, and more structurally sound teeth. Getting a night guard is similar to having a retainer made. We take an impression of your teeth, and within 1-2 weeks your piece will be ready for you to pick up at our office.
A night guard can help relieve this and prevent your teeth from damage. Call and make an appointment today for your night guard!Schedule Your Appointment Today!