At Expressions Dental Care in Richmond Hill, we provide customized mouth guards to protect our patients' smiles from injury, physical harm, and clenching and grinding habits.
An occlusal splint is a specially designed mouth guard for people who grind their teeth, have a history of pain and dysfunction associated with their bite or temporomandibular joints (TMJ), or have completed a full mouth reconstruction.
An occlusal splint is custom-made from a processed acrylic resin and is designed to guide the jaw as it moves side-to-side and front-to-back. This precise custom orthotic device not only protects the teeth from harmful habits, but it supports the temporomandibular joints and the muscles that are used in chewing.
A sports mouth guard covers your teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to your mouth, teeth, gums, lips, and face while playing sports.
A properly-fitted customized sports mouth guard can cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth.
When the upper and lower teeth slam together, the force of the impact is transmitted to the brain, and this can cause a concussion. A custom mouth guard can provide a protective surface to disperse the impact.