Mouth Guards and Night Guards
NEPA Dental is happy to offer patients with custom mouth guards and night guards to all of our patients. We use top-quality materials in all of the mouth guards and night guards we produce for our patients, assuring you that you get a durable product.
Although there are ready-made mouth guards and night guards in athletic stores, these often do not provide a perfect fit. In such cases, the extra space between the guard and your teeth can provide inadequate protection for your teeth. Since our mouth guards and night guards are custom-made to the exact shape of your mouth, you enjoy maximum protection and comfort.
Mouth guards are often used by athletes of all levels. From the professionals in the NFL to your child’s high school basketball team, athletes in contact sports are advised to wear mouth guards to help prevent any of the following due to errant collisions:
- Chipped Teeth
- Knocked Out Teeth
- Cracked Teeth
- Excessive Oral Bleeding
Night guards, on the other hand, are primarily used for those who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding during sleep) or have a TMJ disorder. The guard acts as a barrier between the teeth that minimizes the damage long-term bruxism may cause. Custom-made night guards are often made from a variety of materials. The material used for your personal night guard will depend on how severe your case of bruxism is.
What to Expect
During your appointment, you will be asked to bite down hard on a soft plastic mold. This is so our dentist can get a better idea of the shape of each tooth and create a more accurate mouth guard or night guard, depending on which type you require.
After a few days, you’ll be asked to come back to the office to fit a sample mouth guard. This is to help you get an idea of what your new mouth guard will feel like. Similarly, this is to help you point out any discomfort to your dentist so that he can easily make further adjustments.
Once you’re happy with the overall fit of your mouth guard, your dentist will finalize all the details and finish off the piece. After a few days, your new mouth guard is ready for pick-up and immediate use.
Get Your Custom Mouth Guard/Night Guard Today!
If you believe you can benefit from the use of a mouth guard or a night guard, please do not hesitate to call our office. We’d be more than happy to fashion you with a custom guard that offers quality protection and superior comfort.