Custom Made Nightguards
This article is specifically written on the benefits and advantages of Nightguards and how they can help Bruxism. Also, we discuss how Luka Dental in-house digitally manufactures custom nightguards to your exact oral specifications.
A nightguard is typically worn through the night to prevent teeth from grinding your teeth while you sleep.
A nightguard will be used if you are suffering from a condition known as bruxism or teeth grinding. This condition causes you to grind your teeth or clench while sleeping. Although it can happen unconsciously, it happens to some people while awake and under stress.
A night guard is designed to keep your top and bottom teeth apart so they don’t damage each other from the pressure of grinding or clenching.
We at Luka Dental Care make a digital impression of your top and bottom teeth. From this, we create a digital model, which is used to 3D print the custom-fitted night guard with hard acrylic material.
Brush your nightguard using a toothbrush and mild detergent, not toothpaste, and rinse it under a tap of warm water. Your dentist may also give you an antimicrobial solution to soak your nightguard and remove foreign organisms.
Store your nightguard in its protective case during the day. To keep your nightguard clear of bacteria, keep it clean and dry and in a well-ventilated area.
Typically, a night guard should be replaced after 3-5 years, but watch for tiny cracks because you do not want bacteria to build up in these areas.
- Choose the thinnest possible Nightguard suitable for you.
- You will need at least 4-6 weeks to get used to a nightguard, so stick with it and wear it. Then after this time, your nightguard should feel like a regular part of your routine, and it will be much easier to wear.
- When you are ready for bed, put it on before you sleep.
Here are the different types of nightguards for Bruxism:
- “One-size-fits-all” or “over the counter.” These are possible solutions for the occasional teeth grinder and are the lowest-cost option.
- “Boil and bite.” These nightguards, you put in boiling water, take them out and bite this leaves the impression on your teeth. It’s a straightforward solution and seems to be the most common type of nightguard available.
- Our In-office Made Nightguards. We offer an accurate fit because they are made with your impression, and then we digitally produce them to match your teeth.
If you think Bruxism is a problem, don’t worry. We can help you with our custom in-office manufactured night guards. Call us today to see if a custom-fit nightguard is a solution for you.
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