Bite Splints, Mouthguards & Dental Night Guards are used to stop teeth grinding & sore jaws. If you suffer from any of these symptoms you may be in need of one of these dental appliances. Don’t spoil your smile with teeth grinding and get the treatment you need with us at Designer Dentures. We make our Dental Splints, Bite Guards, Mouthguards and Night Guards using a combination of incredibly comfortable and durable materials which are very safe for the mouth. The materials used to make our Dental Splints meet all ISO Standards and CE Certifications for safe use in the mouth.
We will often use a softer layer inside of your Dental Night Guard or Bite Splint to absorb excessive pressure from the bite and a harder shell on the outside to absorb the grinding pressure of the jaw. I often use a bite ramp to retrain the jaw to even teach the movements of the jaw to do less harm on the times when the Bite Splint is not being worn in the day time.
To get this treatment just provide us with a diagnosis from your Dentist or come see us in our Papatoetoe Clinic and discuss it with our in house Auckland Dentist. Not treating this condition called Bruxism or TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular-Joint) Disorder you can have chronic headaches and ruin your own natural Teeth. It is defined as a habitual grinding of teeth; typically while sleeping.
Our Treatments using Dental Night Guards, Mouthguards and Bite Splints are done over 2 appointments. In the first appointment we discuss in a FREE Consultation the options and form a diagnosis. If you choose to proceed we take impressions and if needed record your bite position. The second visit is where we would fit the completed Bite Split or Dental Night Guard or Mouthguard and after it has been checked properly it is yours to take. You will also be given advice on how to care for your new Dental Splint or Night Guard or Mouthguard. Should there ever be any problems with the Dental Appliance you are always welcome to come for adjustment too.