Custom fit Nightguards (Occlusal Splints)

An occlusal splint is a removable dental appliance customised to fit either the upper or lower arches of teeth. They are worn at night time and are commonly used to reduce wear and the amount of grinding pressure transferred to teeth. It offers relief for the muscles of the jaw and protection of the teeth from wear and breakage for those who grind and clench at night( bruxism).

Occlusal splints are also used to manage and reduce pain from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ).

How long will my nightguard last?

Your custom-fit nightguard will usually last between 3-5 years. It is best to bring your night guard along to your dental appointments each year so that your dentist can assess its condition and make adjustments if required.

 

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