Appliances and Therapy
Prosthodontics is not only about improving the appearance of your smile, but preserving it. Our custom laboratory gives you more control over appliances like mouthguard and night guards to protect your dental work. Many people also don’t realize that some “non-dental” conditions like sleep apnea can actually be improved by dental appliances. Another example is TMJ disorder, which in pain in the chewing muscles or jaw joint.
Mouthguards and Nightguards protect the teeth surfaces from fracturing and from wearing down. Nightguards are especially important for people who have restorations (fillings, crowns, implants, etc) in their mouth.
Pain in the chewing muscles or jaw joint is the most common symptom of TMJ/TMD issues. Your prosthodontist may recommend a stabilization splint or bite guard to treat your jaw pain.