Custom-fit mouth guards are prescribed and created by a dental professional from thermoplastic material and are based on a detailed mold taken of your mouth and teeth. They can be made for either sports or for nighttime teeth grinding and are created differently depending on the intended use. They're highly personalized, as your dentist can adjust the thickness of the mouthguard, and they're designed to fit perfectly in your mouth with no adjustments needed.
First, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth. This is generally done using a dental putty that forms to all the crevices of each tooth and creates an exact mold of your smile. The mold is then sent to the lab, where the actual mouthguard is created. The structure is made by layering superheated plastic to precise specifications and is then cooled to create an extremely durable piece of dental wear.
Because custom mouth guards are so precisely made, they are able to provide you with optimal safety and comfort. The level of protection afforded by custom-fitted mouthguards is unrivalled by any other mouthguard, and their durability is enhanced by the snug shape, which hugs each tooth closely, eliminating unwanted movement.
For more information on customized mouth guards, please call Altamonte Springs Family Dentistry at 407-339-3373 today.
If you're experiencing chronic headaches and migraines because of involuntary nighttime teeth clenching, let Altamonte Springs Family Dentistry help you with a night guard. A night guard is a thin, transparent device that is worn over the biting surface of your teeth while you sleep to prevent contact between the upper and lower teeth.Read more about Night Guards
Oral Cancer Screening (Velscope)
Our dentist could recommend you get tested or screened for oral cancer. If this is your case, one of the tools used for oral cancer screening is Velscope, which is a technology that is recognized by the WHO – World Health Organization and is an efficient tool in diagnosing oral cancer.
It works by analyzing and providing visual representations of abnormalities in the oral mucous that may not be visible to the naked eye. The tool is one of the most widely used for oral cancer screening today.
Periodontal / Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque. If not consistently removed, this bacteria builds up, infecting your teeth, gums and eventually the bone that supports your teeth, a common cause of tooth loss. Gum disease has three stages of progression: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis; the longer the disease has to advance, the more damage it causes. With advancements in detection and treatment, Altamonte Springs Family Dentistry can discover periodontal disease early and begin treatment before complicated issues arise.Read more about Periodontal / Gum Disease Treatment
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If you have experienced cosmetic problems associated with tobacco use, ask us about the treatment options available that counter the effects of tobacco use on your appearance, such as whitening agents, porcelain veneers, and crowns.
Make an appointment today by calling us at 407-339-3373 and make a positive impact on your oral and overall health!