Patients can benefit from custom night guards if they clench or grind their teeth at night – this condition is known as bruxism. The guard is designed to protect your teeth from the damage and pain that can occur from long-term grinding. The team at La Cantera Dental Group can create a custom night guard for you!
Dangers of Bruxism
Bruxism is a common condition where you unconsciously grind or clench your teeth during sleep. Left unaddressed, it can cause several unpleasant symptoms, including:
- Damaged teeth
- TMJ or other jaw disorders
- Sleep disruptions
Why Choose Custom Night Guards?
Most stores offer “boil and bite” mouthguards, which is okay for temporary relief. However, custom night guards fabricated at the dentist are best since they’re designed specifically for your teeth. Our mouthguards are hand-processed, so they’re also low-profile and offer a better fit for your comfort.
Custom guards at our office can be beneficial for several other reasons, including:
- Tooth enamel protection
- Bruise prevention
- Dental work protection
- Nerve damage prevention
- Laceration prevention
What to Expect
If you want to get a custom guard from our office, we will first take an impression of your mouth and teeth by using a mold. We will send that mold to a dental laboratory to create the guard using special materials. Once your custom night guard is ready, we will ask you to return to our office to ensure it fits properly and comfortably.
Looking for a Dentist Who Provides Custom Night Guards?
Are you interested in getting a custom mouthguard or nightguard in San Antonio? La Cantera Dental Group is looking forward to helping you preserve your smile by preventing the damage that comes from nighttime grinding and clenching. Call us today to schedule an appointment! We have one location on La Cantera Pkwy and another at the Park Oaks Center.