At Swish Dental our goal is to prevent dental disease. That is why we make dental splints for patients who need them. On average we make around 2-4 a week for patients who do not already have one.
Focusing on prevention
Our team has a focus on preventing dental disease from happening and preventing dental diseases from worsening. Dental splints are used to prevent chewing forces from clenching/grinding damaging the teeth which in turn causes teeth to crack or microcracks within teeth. Bacteria can get into these cracks and cause infections.
What is a dental splint?
Dental splints are are custom devices that sit on the top or bottom teeth to treat a variety of conditions and prevent dental problems. They are not mouthguards.
Who should have one?
Patients who have been assessed by us may be recommended one if they suffer from: tooth grinding, tooth clenching, jaw joint problems or tension headaches. They can also be used to prevent teeth from shifting after losing a missing tooth.
An impression or mould of your top and bottom teeth are taken and sent to the dental laboratory. They will assess your bite and make a custom splint suited to your mouth and jaw movements. Usually in a week it will be ready for us to fit it in for you.