We take pride in crafting custom mouthguards with the utmost precision and quality. Our dental professionals use the latest materials and techniques to ensure a perfect fit, providing our patients with superior protection and comfort during physical activities.
What Are Mouthguards?
Mouthguards are dental devices that are designed to protect teeth and prevent injuries to the mouth and jaw during sports activities or other physical activities that may result in trauma to the face.
They are typically made of a soft, flexible material that fits over the teeth and gums, cushioning them against impact.
Types of Mouthguards
Understanding the difference among mouthguards and choosing the right one for your specific needs is crucial. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve gathered helpful details below.
Custom mouthguards are designed and created by a dentist, who takes an impression of the patient’s teeth to make a mold. The mold is then used to create a mouthguard that is specifically tailored to fit the patient’s teeth and mouth.
Custom mouthguards offer a higher level of protection and comfort compared to OTC mouthguards as they are made to fit the exact shape of the patient’s mouth. They also provide better retention and are less likely to slip or fall out during use.
OTC mouthguards can be purchased from sports stores, pharmacies, or online retailers without a dental prescription. They are available in a range of sizes and styles to fit a variety of mouth sizes and shapes.
OTC mouthguards are typically less expensive than custom-made mouthguards but may not fit as well or provide the same level of protection. They can be bulky, uncomfortable, and may interfere with breathing or speaking during use.
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Custom Mouthguards That Are Perfect for You
At Belmont Dental Surgery, we take precise measurements of your teeth and mouth to create a mold for a personalised mouthguard that fits perfectly. We’ll work closely with you to ensure that the mouthguard meets your specific needs and preferences, taking into account the type of activity you will be participating in and any pre-existing dental conditions. We take pride in our ability to provide mouthguards that are both highly protective and comfortable to wear.
Frequently asked questions
Custom mouthguards are an important investment for athletes and anyone who wants to protect their teeth during physical activities.
If you’re considering getting a custom mouthguard, check these common questions that we often get from our patients.
Custom mouthguards offer a higher level of protection and comfort compared to over-the-counter mouthguards. They are tailored to fit your specific teeth and mouth, providing better retention and less likelihood of slipping or falling out during use.
The process of making a custom mouthguard begins with a consultation with a dental professional at Belmont Dental Surgery.
We will examine your teeth and mouth and discuss your specific needs and preferences. We will then take a mold of your teeth and mouth using a special dental putty. The mold is sent to our dental lab, where our technician will use it to create a custom mouthguard that is designed to fit your teeth and mouth precisely.
The process of making a custom mouthguard typically takes about two weeks, from the initial mold taking to the final fitting.
Custom mouthguards can last for several years with proper care, but they may need to be replaced if they become worn or damaged, or if your teeth or mouth change shape over time.
Your dental professional can advise you on when it’s time to replace your mouthguard.
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