Do you play contact sports like hockey, football, or basketball? You need to wear a customized sports mouthguard. A custom-made sports mouthguard protects the smile from sports-related accidents. Wearing a sports mouthguard also prevents the need for cosmetic and restorative care for problems like damaged and lost permanent teeth. If you have a crown, bridge, denture, or even braces, you need to be more careful with your smile. As a general dental solution, sports mouthguards keep teeth and dental restorations protected. Dr. John Verville can create custom mouthguards for patients who visit his office in Fleming Island, FL.
Custom Sports Mouthguards in Fleming Island, FL
Unlike store-bought mouthguards, a professionally-made mouthguard can stay in the mouth throughout a game. Many patients who use a store-bought mouthguard may feel like they need to clench their teeth to keep their mouthguard in place. It can also make it difficult to speak, breathe, or drink with a mouthguard that is not custom-made.
We take dental impressions to create a custom-fit mouthguard. Once we take these impressions, we send them to a local dental lab to create the mouthguard. When the mouthguard is complete, we ensure they fit our patients properly. We also provide patients with a case for their mouthguard.
Can Mouthguards Treat TMJ Disorders?
We can create custom nightguards for patients with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). While nightguards look similar to mouthguards, they offer different treatments. A TMD nightguard is hard acrylic and covers the top or bottom tooth arch. This nightguard protects the teeth from wear due to teeth clenching and grinding or bruxism. Wearing a custom-made nightguard can also help alleviate other symptoms of TMJ disorders, like chronic headaches and facial pain.
Alternatively, custom sports mouthguards are made from a rubbery plastic material that covers the top tooth arch and protects the front teeth. Wearing a sports mouthguard can save patients time and money and prevent the need for extensive dental care.
Protect Teeth with a Mouthguard
Do you need a new sports mouthguard? Call Dr. John D. Verville Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry today at 904-284-9911. You may also schedule your next dental visit on our website.