Night Guards & Bruxism Appliances – Why Would I Want One?
Bruxism appliance may sound like something quite intimidating, but it really is just the official name of a nightguard.
Excessive teeth grinding and clenching is referred to as “bruxism”, and it’s something many patients struggle with while sleeping. People who grind or clench their teeth at night may benefit from a bruxism appliance.
Signature Smiles general dental clinic offers bruxism appliances to help patients protect their teeth at night.
Read on to find out what exactly a nightguard is and how it can help.
The Risks of Teeth Grinding
Wearing down teeth is not something to take lightly. Severely worn teeth can require expensive dental surgery, like a tooth crown for every single tooth. That means that eventually, tooth grinders could need 32 crowns! The process for repairing these teeth can take up to two years to complete as well.
Aside from harming your teeth, teeth grinding can also lead to premature aging. As the teeth wear down, they can cause a reduction in facial height. Ultimately, this can make a person look much older than they are.
Do I Need to See a
- Excessive tooth wear
- Sensitive teeth.
- Ear, jar, or face pain.
- People say you grind your teeth when they sleep in the same bed/room as you.
Bruxism Appliances for Teeth Grinding
Nightguards help protect your teeth from the negative impact of grinding. Most night guards cover all of your teeth, but some are designed for partial coverage as well.
A bruxism appliance from Signature Smiles can help you protect your teeth for years to come (not as a specialist). After taking an impression of your teeth, we create custom nightguards specifically designed for your unique mouth. .