These are custom fitted oral appliances that can be used to:
- manage tooth grinding (bruxism) and clenching by protecting a patient’s teeth and/or new dental restorations.
- manage temporomandibular joint discomfort or pain (TMD) by supporting overworked and fatigued muscles and/or jaw joint problems.
For more information on occlusal guards/splints visit American College of Prosthodontists.
Mandibular advancement splint for sleep apnoea (anti-snoring device)
A custom-fitted oral appliance that is worn on the teeth during sleep. It is also be known as an anti-snoring device. The splint is used to prevent soft tissue from collapsing into the airway and disrupting normal breathing patterns.
It is recommended that you consult with your medical practitioner in to get a full assessment and diagnosis. This usually required a sleep study in a sleep laboratory.
If a custom fitted oral appliance is recommended, your prosthodontist can construct an appliance for you and work with your medical practitioner or specialist to ensure that the device is effective.
For more information on sleep apnoea visit the American College of Prosthodontists.
Mouthguards are a resilient device that is worn on either the upper or lower teeth to protect teeth and gums from trauma during contact sports or any activity that may result in a blow to the jaw. Using mouthguards prevent or reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums.
Custom made mouthguards fit the best. They protect a patient’s teeth and adapt precisely to their teeth. Some studies have also shown that custom made mouthguards may also help prevent sports-related concussions.
For more information on mouthguards visit the American College of Prosthodontists.
Bleaching trays – teeth brightening and whitening
A custom fitted tray with bleaching gel used in the process of teeth brightening and whitening.
For more information on teeth brightening and whitening visit the American College of Prosthodontists.