Why are Custom Mouthguards Important?
Custom mouthguards can help prevent severe injuries like concussion, broken jaw bone, cut lips, and tooth loss due to impact or grinding on hard surfaces such as the lacrosse field or playing surface. Investing in a custom-fitted mouthguard from Lake Merced Dentistry will protect your oral health and overall well-being since many health issues have been linked to poor oral hygiene and even tooth loss due to trauma caused by sports activities without proper protection devices.
What are the Benefits of Custom Mouthguards?
Our custom-made mouthguards are designed with comfort in mind and provide superior protection compared to generic boil & bite models offered by other dental practices due to the following advantages:
Vastly Improved Fit: Custom-fitted mouthguards provide superior stability compared to over-the-counter versions, which slip around in the user’s mouth when participating in physical activities.
Enhanced Comfort: The improved fit allows them to stay securely in place during exercise while still being comfortable enough so that they don’t interfere with breathing and speech.
Better Protection: Our custom-fitted mouthguards provide better shock absorption than standard models.
Longer Lasting: Our guards are more durable than over-the-counter versions, which may need replacing after just one season.
Easy To Clean: Custom-fitted guards can be removed easily for cleaning compared to the more complicated process required for over-the-counter models, which may not come apart correctly, leading to bacteria buildup over time.
The Process of Getting a Custom Mouthguard
At Lake Merced Dentistry, Dr. Jiahua Zhu, Dr. Behdad Javdan, Dr. Semi Lim, and Dr. Bing Elliot Xia offer the highest quality custom mouthguards for their patients in order to protect them from injuries during physical activities like contact sports or recreational activities. The dentists at Lake Merced Dentistry use an advanced process to create the most comfortable and effective custom mouthguards possible.
The process begins with a comprehensive dental examination to ensure we complete any necessary restorative procedures before creating a custom mouthguard.
Your teeth are then carefully examined and measured so your dentist can determine the shape and size of the mouthguard required. After this step, we will take impressions of your teeth to ensure a precise fit of the custom mouthguard.
Once we make the impressions, they are crafted by an experienced laboratory technician. On average, it takes approximately one week for the lab technician to craft the custom-fit mouthguard out of high-quality materials such as vinyl or EVA foam using special tools and techniques designed specifically for athletes’ mouths. Once completed, it is shipped back to Lake Merced Dentistry, where it will be fitted onto the patient’s teeth by a doctor for proper alignment and comfort before being ready for use!
Custom night guards can help reduce the effects of bruxism, which is the involuntary grinding or gnashing of teeth during sleep. Custom night guards are dental devices designed to protect teeth from damage caused by grinding and clenching. They are made with a precise fit for the individual wearing them, based on impressions taken of their teeth.
You place the guard over the upper teeth, which creates a cushioning barrier between the upper and lower teeth so they cannot grind together. The guard prevents further damage to the enamel and prevents potential pain in the jaw muscles that can be caused by regular grinding. In addition, custom night guards can relieve temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) symptoms such as pain and clicking and popping noises when opening or closing the mouth. They also help prevent headaches caused by clenching or grinding at night.
Custom Mouthguards in Daly City, CA
At Lake Merced Dentistry in Daly City, CA, investing in a comfortable custom-tailored mouthguard provides superior performance and long-lasting protection from potential injury during physical activity. Contact us today for further information about our comprehensive range of solutions for protecting oral health! Our team is ready to work with you so that you receive the best available solution for your individual needs.