Our Edmonton dentists can create custom mouth guards to protect your teeth from injury during contact sports and activities.
A sport mouth guard is a thick plastic protective device that forms to the shape of your teeth and gums. It creates a barrier between the upper and lower teeth to prevent them from crashing together during impact and protects the teeth from being hit by something such as a puck, stick or ball.
To create a custom-fitted mouth guard, your dentist will begin by taking an impression of your teeth.
The mouth guard is then made to your specifications by layering superheated plastic and then cooling it to create an extremely durable piece of dental wear.
A mouth guard provides a barrier between your teeth and gums, preventing injuries like chipped or broken teeth and cuts.
Because custom mouth guards are precisely made, they provide optimal safety and comfort. They are very durable and do not lose their shape over time.
With the proper care and storage, your custom mouth guard will protect you for many years to come.
The general rule is that every few years it may need replacing, depending on the level of wear and tear and whether or not there have been any changes to your mouth.