How Custom Nightguards Are Built
Considering a mouthguard? You might think about picking up a generic one from a store, but there are compelling reasons to choose a custom mouthguard from your dentist instead.
How It’s Made
At your appointment, we will take a precise impression of your teeth using dental putty. This ensures the mouthguard perfectly captures every unique aspect of your smile. The nightguard material is then shaped around this custom mold to create a durable, protective device.
Does It Really Matter?
Yes, especially for certain activities! A store-bought mouthguard might suffice for light activities, but a custom one offers superior protection for sports, high-risk jobs, and for patients who routinely clench and grind their teeth. It provides a snug fit, which is important in preventing wear on the teeth.
Customization also allows for specific thickness adjustments, reducing jaw pressure and potentially alleviating TMD symptoms, headaches, and sleep apnea.
How Long Do They Last?
Although custom mouthguards maintain their shape, your mouth might change over time. Regular dental check-ups are essential to ensure the mouthguard fits perfectly. If changes in your dental structure occur, your dentist might recommend a new mouthguard for optimal fit and protection.
Custom Nightguards in Long Island City, NY
Whether you’re an athlete, struggle with teeth grinding, or are curious about custom mouthguards, Queensboro Plaza Dental Care can help. Schedule a consultation today to explore how a custom mouthguard can improve your oral health.