Occlusal Bite Guards & Night Guards

Occlusal Bite Guards & Night Guards

Do you grind or clench your teeth? Are you waking up with headaches or a sore jaw? A night guard or occlusal appliance may be recommended to you to help protect your teeth from wearing down prematurely or to improve chronic headaches.  At your next appointment, ask us if we think you would benefit from one of these.

At your appointment, we will begin by taking a custom impression of your upper and lower teeth with a material we put in a custom fitted tray.  We will insert this material into your mouth until it hardens and then pour up a model of your teeth in dental stone.  Then we will take an impression of your bite so that the dental lab knows how your teeth fit together.  We will send these models and bite impression to a dental laboratory where they will custom fabricate a guard using specialized materials.  Depending on the severity of your bruxing (grinding) or clenching, we will recommend a different material that is right for you.

 

Wondering If A Guard Would Help You?

Schedule a consultation to speak with Dr. Lindahl. Click here to email our office or call (651) 702-4200. One of our friendly team members will happily help you schedule a convenient appointment time.