Dental Mouth Guard

Custom Sports Mouth Guard

Mouth guards protect the teeth, gums, and supporting tissues from damage, injury, and trauma. However, they are not all created equal. The two main types of sports mouth guards are over the counter (OTC) and custom. While OTC guards are helpful on occasion, many individuals need a customized dental mouth guard fitted by a professional to prevent injury effectively.

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What Are Dental Implants?Benefits of Custom Sports Mouth Guards

Here’s how a custom sports mouth guard can help prevent oral injuries:

Creates a layer of protection between the teeth and surrounding soft tissue. This can prevent damage to the lips and cheeks.
Cushions blows to the chin and jaw by redistributing the shock of the impact. This can prevent jaw dislocation and tooth fractures.
Protects the lower and upper teeth in case of a fall.
Supports the mandible and protects it from damage due to unsupported lower jaw movement.
Prevents some neurological injury by absorbing the shock of a blow. Without a mouth guard, trauma from the jaw can redistribute to the base of the skull, potentially causing a concussion.
Provides some protection from neck injuries.
Wearing a mouth guard can give you the confidence to play hard and concentrate on the win. Knowing you are protected in the event of impact allows you to give the game your all! Our dentists fit you for a custom sports mouth guard on-site.

Dental mouth guards have long been used to protect the teeth, gums and supporting tissues from damage, injury and trauma. There are two types of sports mouth guards – over the counter and custom. While OTC guards are helpful for occasional use, many dental patients require the benefit of a customized dental mouth guard fitted by a dentist to effectively prevent injury.

Caring for your new custom mouth guard is simple.

The American Dental Association recommends keeping protected in a sturdy container in between usage. You should also be careful to clean your mouth guard after use and occasionally soak it in cool, soapy water for thorough sanitation. Custom dental mouth guards are designed for durability, but it is important to check your mouth guard for signs of wear every few months. Mouth guards for children and teens must be replaced frequently to account for growing jaws and changes to the teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a dental mouth guard?

There are various reason why a custom mouth guard could be right for you, including:

  • Nighttime wear to prevent damage from teeth grinding
  • Tooth and lip protection during high-impact sports
  • To function as a barrier between the lips and oral appliances.
  • To protect fragile bridgework

SectionWhat should I expect when I get fitted for a mouth guard?

Your visit will consist of a dental professional taking an impression of your teeth, which will be used as a mold for your custom mouth guard. You may be able to leave your appointment with your new mouth guard in hand!

How should I care for my mouth guard?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends storing your mouth guard in a sturdy container between usage. Clean your mouth guard after each use and occasionally soak it in cool, soapy water to ensure it’s sanitary. While custom dental mouth guards are designed for durability, it is essential to check your mouth guard for signs of wear every couple of months. Mouth guards for children must be replaced frequently to account for growing jaws and changes to the teeth.

Are there other special instructions I should follow?

Before leaving the office with your custom mouth guard, you’ll receive instruction on how — and when — to wear it. If you experience TMJ disorders or bruxism, you’ll likely wear your mouthguard at night. However, if you play recreational sports, you may only need to wear it during physical activity.

For more information about our offerings, including general dentistry and emergency care, reach out to the team at Dental Beauty today!

What Are Dental Implants?

Full dental implants are replacements for both the missing tooth and the missing root. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are inserted into the gum, replacing both the root and the tooth.

Dental implants can be categorized as restorative dentistry surgery, as they contribute to your mouth’s health.

The dental implant begins with inserting a titanium screw into the jaw. This stimulates the jaw’s bone growth and reduces the “thinning” that can happen when teeth are missing. Once this has healed, the “cap” tooth is fitted into place, and can often be colored to match the surrounding teeth.

With dental implants, you can bite, speak, and chew regularly. Plus, the implant keeps other teeth from shifting in the mouth and maintains oral health. At Dental Beauty, we offer our patients affordable dental implants so they can get the smile they deserve at a cost that aligns with their budget!

Types of Dental Implants

There are a few types of dental implants, and your Bucks County dentist can help you determine which one is best for your mouth. Also, some patients may need to have bone grafting performed on the jaw to support the implant. This can include bone augmentation or a sinus lift, adding bone below the sinus where it’s deteriorated due to missing back teeth on the upper part of the jaw.

  • Subperiosteal dental implants are placed under the gum, and either on or above the jawbone. This type of implant is best for people who don’t have a healthy enough jawbone and don’t want to or cannot undergo bone augmentation procedures to rebuild it.
  • Endosteal dental implants are placed directly in the jawbone. These use the titanium screw implant and are the most common type of implant.

FAQs About Dental Implants

Here are some common questions we hear about dental implants:

Does dental insurance cover implants?

Many dental insurance companies consider implants to be a cosmetic dentistry procedure, and therefore may not provide coverage. We can work with your insurance to help determine if this is a medically necessary procedure. If you’re considering dental implants, you may wish to look for a new dental policy that does cover the procedure before booking the appointment.

Does PA Medicaid cover dental implants?

Traditional Medicaid, which is Medicaid Part A and Medicaid Part B, does not cover dental implants. However, some supplemental Medicaid insurance plans, called Medicare Advantage Plans, may cover dental implants. Private insurance companies provide these plans, and each plan varies on coverage.

How much do dental implants cost in PA?

Depending on the number of implants you need and whether you need bone grafting procedures, the costs can vary widely. Consult one of our dentists for more information regarding an accurate assessment.

Affordable Full Dental Implants in Feasterville, PA

Are you ready for a full, radiant smile? Dental Beauty can help! Specialists in our Feasterville, PA, office perform dental implant surgeries and can custom-make an implant that looks just like your regular teeth. Enjoy the relief of having a secure tooth replacement with our dental implants today! Give us a call or visit us online for more information.

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