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Is it better to have dentist make mouthguard or to buy and make your own?

Is it better to have dentist make mouthguard or to buy and make your own?

Mouth guard : Definitely one fabricated by the dentist is better quality, more durable, custom fitted and the bite is balanced. ...Read more

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Are the mouthguards on the internet as good as the one from the dentist?

Are the mouthguards on the internet as good as the one from the dentist?

Not really: There are many types of mouthguards for grinding and clenching. Over the counter ones actually may be too thick and throw the muscles into more spasms. Dentists can make custom made, well fitting mouthguards, either upper or lower (i like the lower ones.) the guards can be made of soft plastic or hard acrylic...Depends on severity of grinding. For daytime clenching, other types are indicated. ...Read more

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Mouthguards from the dentist as good as orthodontist?

Mouthguards from the dentist as good as orthodontist?

What kind?: I think, as an Orthodontist, that General Dentists do a slightly better job fabricating Athletic Mouth Guards. I think Orthodontic Specialists do a better job with Orthodontic Retainers. I think thy both do equally well fitting and adjusting an Occlusal Orthotic for TMJ pain relief. But know that the difference is statistically extremely small. ...Read more

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How long will take to get a custom fit mouth guard from the dentist?

Mouth guard: In order to get a custom made mouth guard usually you need to appointment 1st appointment they take an upper and lower impression in a dental office with a bite registration and the 2nd appointment they will try it on fit check it and it's done. It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm getting a soft splint mouth guard and my dentist said it takes 2 appointments? first on is for impression. What is the second appiontment for

I'm getting a soft splint mouth guard and my dentist said it takes 2 appointments? first on is for impression. What is the second appiontment for

Two appointments: Indeed , it takes two simple appointments. The first appointment, an accurate impression of your upper and lower teeth and bite registration. At the second appointment, the night guard will be fitted, adjusted and delivered with home care instructions. ...Read more

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My dentist said everyone grinds their teeth, including me, but my teeth are healthy. Do i need a mouth guard? Could i basically be fine without it?

My dentist said everyone grinds their teeth, including me, but my teeth are healthy.  Do i need a mouth guard?  Could i basically be fine without it?

Get a guard: Think of the guard as an inexpensive way to reduce the likely damage to your teeth that occurs from teeth clenching or grinding, if you wait, you may significantly damage your teeth thereby requiring extensive and expensive dental restorations. Save them now. ...Read more

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Are dental x Rays needed in order for a dentist to make a custom mouth guard?

Are dental x Rays needed in order for a dentist to make a custom mouth guard?

Mouth Guard: Accurate dental impressions of your teeth are required for a custom mouth guard. The need for dental xrays are quite uncommon, unless some sort of pathology is a concern. ...Read more

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Can only dentists buy the parts to an implant?

Can only dentists buy the parts to an implant?

Buy Implants parts ?: Yes a license dds is the only person to buy certified sterile parts from a license vendor. However with the advent of ebay/craigslist etc. Just about anybody can buy anything. However, you would want only a trained dds surgeon with hundreds of training to place them. The implant fee is to help defray his training costs, not really the parts. To economize go to a dental school. ...Read more

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