What is a Dental Appliance?
Maintaining excellent oral health is about more than just brushing and flossing. For those of us who play sports, who grind or clench our teeth or who snore, dental appliances can help protect and preserve our oral structures, in addition to the health of our entire bodies.
Our dentists at Centre dentaire Île-Perrot offer dental appliances such as mouth guards and night guards to help protect the health of your oral cavity.
Typically, patients come in for two appointments to have a custom-made mouth guard fit. During the first appointment, the dentist takes an impression of your teeth using a digital scanner.
The 3D impressions of your teeth are sent to a lab to have the guard custom-made. At the second appointment, the guard is fitted to confirm a snug fit, full coverage and that it fits comfortably.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
The custom-made mouth guards we offer fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
We want you to stay safe while getting your daily exercise in and being physically active. If you are hit in the mouth while playing sports, a mouth guard acts as a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to protect your smile.
If you grind your teeth during sleep, a mouth guard will help protect your teeth from damage. If you clench your jaw, a mouth guard will also help prevent you from clenching and provide some pain relief.