Nightguards are dental appliances worn by patients who suffer from teeth grinding and clenching. They protect the teeth from wearing out and reduce jaw pain. Getting a nightguard is pretty simple and requires only two visits to the dentist. During your first visit, impressions of your mouth are taken, and a fitting-test is done during the second. Wearing a nightguard provides you with the following benefits:
1. Reduces pain
A lab night guard is super comfortable and extremely lightweight and designed to fit your teeth specifically. It reduces the stress placed on your jaw due to Bruxism and effectively protects your teeth from wearing out.
2. Headache prevention
Temporomandibular joint disorders cause headaches, and a night guard comes in really handy while treating such aches and pains. People using night guards have reported a significant reduction in head and neck pain.
3. Prevents tooth damage
This is the primary reason for people to wear night guards. Unconscious teeth grinding and clenching during the night causes chips, cracks, and fractures. You may also notice damaged fillings and worn out enamel. Regularly wearing a nightguard prevents such damages and protects the quality of your smile.
4. Improved sleep pattern
Since nightguards protect the teeth from the stress of clenching and grinding, the resulting comfort accounts for muscle relaxation and improved sleep patterns.
5. Helps in saving money in the long run
The damage caused due to unconscious teeth grinding and clenching is severe. It gradually destroys your tooth enamel, and the restorative procedures required to restore the damage are expensive. Always remember the prevention is better and cheaper than cure.
6. Prevents snoring
A lab manufactured night guard creates a small space between your jaws and allows you to breathe efficiently. This decreases the likeliness of snoring and accounts for a night of sound sleep for you and your partner.
Why should you get a night guard from a professional dental lab?
It is recommended to get your nightguard fabricated from a dental lab, which is custom-made using tooth impressions. A lab night guard has the following features:
1. It fits perfectly.
A nightguard is custom-fabricated using your unique mouth impressions and fits snugly. A perfect-fitting night guard is comfortable to wear and applies zero pressure on the surrounding tissues, teeth, and bones.
2. It protects your teeth and jaws.
A nightguard fits perfectly and provides coverage to shield your teeth and jaws against stress and damage caused due to unconscious teeth grinding and clenching. Being custom-fabricated, it does its job without disrupting your bite.
3. It is durable.
The materials used in fabricating a lab night guard are durable and long-lasting. You can completely rely on the nightguard for years as it can easily endure the persistent pressure caused by clenching and grinding of teeth.
4. It is customizable.
With a nightguard, you have the option of choosing the material from which it is fabricated. You can choose from soft, dual laminate or hard acrylic materials, depending on the severity of Bruxism.
If you are looking for a nightguard, visit 7707 West Lane Suite B, Stockton, CA 95210, or book an appointment with us at (209) 952-9290.