Dental Solutions for a Restful Nights Sleep & More
Tooth Grinding/Bruxism Guards
Patients are often unaware of uncontrollable habits slowly destroying their teeth, damaging the TMJs, or causing muscle fatigue and headaches. Chronic clenching and grinding not only wear teeth or break fillings, but may lead to degenerative joint disease and tooth loss.
Balancing the bite and reducing functional interferences with a bite guard or splint may reduce improper sensory input, help alleviate symptoms and protect the teeth from uncontrollable destructive habits.
Oral appliances are a treatment option of choice for patients with intolerance to CPAP who have certain types of mild to moderate sleep apnea. Sleep appliances are used to open and maintain the airway to reduce apnea events and help you wake up well rested.
Athletic Mouth Guards
We are pleased to offer custom-fabricated mouth guards for sports activities. Unlike stock mouth guards which can fit loosely, our sports mouth guards are tailored to fit your exact dental profile, providing the highest attainable level of comfort and security.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Patients with extensive tooth wear, TMJ problems, and bone loss may require restoration and repositioning of their teeth and jaws to rehabilitate the masticatory system to ideal form and function.
Occlusal Adjustment & Bite Balancing
An occlusal stabilization splint, also known as a “bite splint”, is a hard plastic retainer placed over either the top or bottom row of your teeth. It is designed to help prevent or slow the damage done to teeth by grinding or clenching. Nighttime grinding and clenching can wear down the tooth enamel, eventually leading to major dental procedures such as root canals, tooth extractions, crown placements and oral surgery. With a properly designed occlusal splint, the wear on this enamel is decreased, therefore slowing the damage to the teeth.
Occlusal splints are also known to help sufferers of disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). An occlusal splint aligns the top and bottom teeth optimally to protect and reduce the movements that irritate this joint. For patients with damaged jaw joints, the decrease in twisting or delocation of the jaw joint that the occlusal splint provides can be especially helpful.
Occlusal splints are also excellent for patients who have had extensive or expensive dental restorations or smile redesigns. The splints help protect these restorations from damage and wear during sleep. It is important to note, however, that occlusal splints are not, and cannot, be designed to entirely eliminate the damage done to the biting surface of teeth. Instead, they are designed to slow the damage done, and hopefully in the process help the patient avoid undergoing more extensive dental work in the future.