If you participate in a contact sport or even a sport where contact to the mouth is possible, a mouthguard can protect you from a dental emergency.
What is a custom-made mouthguard?
This protective dental device can easily prevent injuries to the mouth, cheeks and jaw. In the event of a sport injury, a custom fitted mouthguard supplied by a dentist can cushion the impact, safeguarding your neck and brain from damage.
Teeth that sustain trauma, causing tooth loss are classified as dental emergencies and require immediate attention. There is only a small-time frame in which the tooth can be saved and re-rooted at the site. If you wear a mouthguard, it will greatly reduce the likelihood of this occurring.
High-quality custom mouthguards made at Crown Dental Group’s on-site laboratory
- Are comfortable to wear
- Don’t hamper breathing or speaking
- Fit your bite perfectly
- Give maximum protection
- Provide superior cushioning
A Protective Device Created Just for Your Teeth
Though you may have seen ready-to-wear mouthguards at sports stores, they are a stock-standard shape and often don’t fit correctly, making them less effective and causing speaking or breathing difficulties. We’ll take an impression of your teeth to create a mouthguard customised to your teeth, then create the device in our on-site dental laboratory.
We can visit your local sporting organisation to take the impressions. A range of colours and designs can match your team colours, or you can include logos and names on your mouthguard.
Custom mouthguards at Crown Dental Group Rowville, Melbourne
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What are the pros and cons of buying an over-the counter mouthguard?
It is possible to purchase an over-the-counter mouth guard at most pharmacies, drugstores, and some online retailers. However, if you are a first-time buyer, it would benefit you to buy it in person so that you can speak with the pharmacy professional to make sure you get the best one for you. The pros of an over-the-counter mouthguard are that they are affordable, easy to buy and relatively quick to fit. The cons are that they are not suitable for most people, do not last long and can be ill-fitting.
How does a mouthguard work?
Teeth bite against one another with impact during a fall which leads to cracking and even losing a tooth. A mouthguard absorbs the force of this contract and offers protection to your teeth against chipping, breaking and even getting knocked out. Most people believe that mouth guards are only necessary for contact sports like football and rugby, but you should still protect your teeth during non-contact sports. The reason for this is because, during a fall, your jaw comes together causing your teeth to hit each other, putting you at risk of damaging them in one way or another. A mouthguard is like an airbag that cushions your teeth and prevents them from coming into contact with one another during a fall.
What is a mouth guard made of?
A mouth guard can be made of a number of materials. Some of the most common being acrylic (plastic), acetate, vinyl, rubber or a hybrid of materials. The more durable and higher-quality guards are usually made of a laminate of two different types of material – a hard one on the outside and a soft one on the inside. This is to ensure that the mouth guard is both durable and comfortable. Good quality material will make your guard more durable and resistant to biting pressure.