Custom Mouth Guards
One of our prime goals at Rangel Dental in Morristown, New Jersey, is to help clients protect their natural teeth. Many of the dental injuries we treat in children are sports-related and often involve the top front teeth. These injuries may be avoided with a custom mouth guard designed to protect your lips, gums, teeth and arches. Mouth guards are especially important in contact sports but can be beneficial during any recreational activity that puts your teeth at risk. Our skilled doctors and highly trained staff can create properly fitted custom mouth guards to help our patients significantly reduce the severity of dental injuries during sports.
Why Choose Custom Mouth Guards?
Many sports require athletes to use mouth guards while playing and practicing, and they should be used by both children and adults to protect their teeth against injury. Our office creates a custom mouth guard especially for you by first taking an impression of your teeth. We then custom-fabricate a device fitted to your mouth for the highest level of protection and comfort. Custom-fitted mouth guards are particularly important for athletes who wear braces.
Sporting goods stores offer inexpensive preformed, ready-to-wear mouth guards, but these don’t always fit well. This makes them uncomfortable and can even interfere with talking and breathing. Some stores also offer semi-custom mouth guards in which the plastic is heated and the customer then bites on it while it’s warm to provide some level of custom fit. However, these still don’t provide the level of protection and comfort you get with a custom-fabricated mouth guard designed to precisely fit your mouth.
Accidents can happen during any physical activity, so you want a mouth guard that best limits the risk of teeth-related injuries, including chipped or broken teeth, tooth nerve damage and even tooth loss. Our custom mouth guards are strong, lightweight and comfortable, which makes it more likely that athletes will wear them when they should.
Protect Your Teeth During Sports
Custom mouth guards are a crucial piece of sports equipment that can save you or your child from the inconvenience and expense of restoring or replacing teeth. Once we create your custom mouth guard, bring it to your dental appointments so we can exam it and ensure it still fits you well. Contact us at 973-292-0001 or request an appointment online to create your custom mouth guard today.