At our Vancouver dental practice, night guards are custom made, tough acrylic devices intended to minimize the damage an individual can do to their teeth while asleep, and is a common solution from chronic bruxism.
The Night Guard Fitting Process:
- Impressions are taken of your upper and lower teeth to ensure a precise fit
- Using your impressions as a mold, the night guard is crafted out of strong, durable plastic
- When the guard is finished, it is effectively fitted to your mouth
Benefits of a Night Guard:
- Avoid migraine discomfort
- Avoid tension-type headache pain
- Can help prevent jaw disorders by easing pressure
- Prevents teeth grinding and the development of TMD (temporomandibular disorder).
One of the most common signs of a clenching or grinding habit that we observe at our Vancouver dental practice is tooth wear. The enamel on our teeth is the hardest material in our body, so it takes quite a lot of wear and tear for the enamel to become exposed. However, when they do, a night guard should be worn every night. In addition to wearing a night guard, we likewise advise lifestyle improvements to help decrease your anxiety levels like exercising, meditation, yoga and more. Reducing your cigarette smoking and alcohol usage is also helpful because they have been recognized as threat factors to teeth grinding.
With contact sports, wearing a sports guard is essential for lessening the threat of teeth-shattering impacts. A custom made sport guard can be more comfortable to wear and less likely to move or fall out upon effect. Sports guards are not normally associated with non-contact sports. However, considering a great deal of individuals develop the bad habit of clenching and grinding their teeth during severe concentration, at our Vancouver mouthguard center, we often recommend using a sport guard even in non-contact sports.
How much Does a Custom-made Fitted Night Guard Cost?
Custom night guards are offered solely through professional dental offices. Due to their preventative nature, night guards are typically covered by many insurance coverage plans. Please do not be reluctant to ask for a quote on your customized fitted night guard. Regardless of the presence or absence of dental insurance coverage, a night guard device can enhance your quality of sleep and it may discourage the need for more expensive dentistry procedures in the future. At Absolute Dental in Vancouver, Dr. Kelly Jordan suggests that you look into mouthguard applications to see if having a custom Vancouver mouth guard could improve your life in any way.
If you’d like to learn more about custom mouth guards in Vancouver, speak with Dr. Kelly Jordan, our Victoria Drive dental professional today.
ADDRESS 6458 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC