If you go to your dentist for a mouthguard, they are custom made for you, ensuring that they fit properly and won’t irritate or injure your gums. Lakewood patients coming to Callahan & Klein Dental will have an impression or model taken of their teeth from which the mouthguard is created. Patients will come back for a fitting, where your dentist will make sure the mouthguard fits perfectly, adjusting or filing any areas if necessary. Usually a mouthguard is only necessary for the top set of teeth but there may be conditions in which a set for your lower teeth may also be needed.
A custom made nightguard from your dentist will put a protective layer between your back teeth, meaning they won’t come into direct contact. A mouthguard worn when sleeping can also alleviate symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, snoring and sleep apnea.
For a mouthguard for sports or to protect against bruxism in Lakewood CO, contact Callahan & Klein Dental for professional bite and night guards.