Do you or your child play contact sports? Protect your teeth with custom-fit mouthguards offered at Premier Dental Care. Custom mouthguards are designed to your exact dimensions for maximum protection. We offer custom dental mouthguards as part of our general dentistry services.
They have been shown to actually improve performance, and reduce jaw stress and tension. You won’t have to worry that their mouthguard is going to fall out.
Benefits of Custom Sports Mouthguards in Palmdale, CA
Custom sports mouthguards offer many benefits and no drawbacks.
- Minimize the risk of bruising and injury to the soft tissues in the mouth
- Reduce the chance of contact sports-related concussions
- Protect the lower jaw from trauma
- Reduce stress on the neck
- Help minimize the risk of chipped and damaged teeth
- Reduce the risk of knocked-out teeth
- Allow the wearer to speak clearly
If you think that you or your child would benefit from a professional mouthguard, call our Lancaster office at (661) 948-6700 or the Palmdale office at (661) 273-6565. We will work with you to create a comfortable mouthguard that properly fits.
Treatment with Mouthguards
Custom-fit professional mouthguards save people from replacing missing teeth or treating chipped and cracked teeth with dental crowns or tooth bonding. A preventative measure like a mouthguard saves money in the long run and can even reduce the chance of injury or concussion.
Over-the-counter mouthguards that are not custom-fit can easily fall out and may interfere with breathing and speaking. They also may not be as comfortable as custom professional mouthguards.
Dr. Naguib will create a mold of teeth to fabricate a mouthguard that conforms to the mouth. A customized, comfortable fit leads to improved endurance on the field without the need for jaw clenching to keep the mouthguard in place.
Mouthguards should be cleaned regularly with an antibacterial solution and thoroughly cleaned once a month to keep them fresh and fight bacteria.
Custom Mouthguard FAQs
Can night guards change your bite?
If the manufacturers constructed the night guard correctly and it fits well, it will not change a patient’s bite. However, if a patient wears a nightguard that does not fit properly or is too tight, it may alter their bite and teeth alignment.
Is a top or bottom night guard better?
Most patients get an upper guard to correct teeth. Upper guards typically stay in place better than lower guards. Dentists may recommend lower guards because they are more comfortable and easier to adjust to. Top or bottom night guards are a preference-based decision.
How long does it take to make a custom mouthguard?
It typically takes between 2 weeks to a month to create a custom mouthguard. The first step is to take an impression of your mouth, which the dentist will ship to a laboratory to create the mouthguard. The shipping and transferring involved make this about a two-to-three-week process.
How often should I replace my mouthguard?
The frequency at which you should replace your mouthguard depends on factors such as the type of mouthguard and how often you use it. Generally, you should replace your mouthguard every six months or sooner if it shows signs of wear or doesn’t fit well anymore.
It’s important to inspect your mouthguard for any damage and replace it you need to ensure proper protection for your teeth. Additionally, children and teenagers may need to replace their mouthguards more frequently due to changes in their oral structures as they grow. Consult with an orthodontist or dentist who can provide guidance on your situation.
Why does dental insurance not cover mouthguards?
Most dental insurance plans do not cover mouthguards because they consider them non-essential or elective treatments rather than necessary medical treatment. However, insurance coverage varies depending on the specific plan and provider.
Some policies might offer partial coverage or allowances for mouthguards, especially if your dentist prescribes their medical conditions like bruxism (teeth grinding) or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). To determine if your dental insurance covers mouthguards, you should review your policy or contact your insurance provider to clarify your coverage.
Can I wear a mouthguard if I have dentures?
Yes, you can wear a mouthguard with dentures. Manufacturers design mouthguards for cushioning teeth, protecting gums, and reducing the risk of oral injury that contact sports can cause. It also helps to prevent tissue irritation due to its protective layer.
However, before wearing a mouthguard with dentures, it is important to speak with your dentist or prosthodontist to ensure proper fit and comfort while wearing the device. Additionally, it may be necessary for an orthodontist or dentist to take an impression of your denture so that the guard fits securely and properly over them.
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Protect your teeth or your child’s teeth with a custom sports mouthguard. Dr. Naguib and the staff at Premier Dental Care offer high-quality care to patients of all ages.
Call our dentists in Lancaster, CA at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online.
Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.