Did you know that you could get glasses for the teeth as well? Night Guard Splints in Dubai!
Occlusal splints are artificially designed plastic removable products that reproduce the occlusal surface. The patient has usually prescribed such a splint in order to change the functional location of the lower dentition and its occlusal contacts. They are individually designed for every person and can be made for both jaws.
The product’s main advantage over similar analogues is that it can significantly change the bite.
A Little About Bruxism:
It is an involuntary clenching of the jaws and grinding of teeth, usually during sleep. The phenomenon caused by uncontrolled muscle contraction or spasm may seem harmless, but in fact, it leads to abrasion of dental tissues, problems with the jaw and jaw joints, pain in the head and neck. To protect the teeth, gums, and jaw, it is recommended to use guards against grinding.
The plastic or silicone pads that are worn over the upper or lower teeth prevent them from rubbing against each other. In addition, they level out the characteristic creak, which does not interfere with the person’s sleep but may disturb his household.
Quick Tip! If left untreated, the disease can lead to severe discomfort, dental problems, and sleep apnea, a pathological disorder of breathing during sleep, accompanied by snoring.
It is essential to understand that Night Guard Splints in Dubai do not treat any disease but only protect the teeth. They perform the following functions:
- Protect tooth tissues from abrasion, and crowns and prostheses from premature wear and breakage
- Guard periodontal tissues from damage and loosening of dental units
- Save the joints and muscles from excessive tension and pressure
- In addition, the cap prevents gum recession pain in the head, neck, and shoulders.
Quick Tip! It is worth noting that the device will affect the bite and help get rid of periodontitis because it has a splint effect that connects the teeth.
These are mainly used to prevent further damage from bruxism. The patients have a barrier between their teeth that prevents grinding and damage to the enamel. It also helps you get rid of chronic headaches and save money.
These are soft, moderately elastic, and relatively dense medical plastic or hypoallergenic silicone composition. The kinds can be divided into two major categories:
Types by Application:
Classic Nightcap: These are put on at night and removed in the morning. The patient quickly gets used to the design that fits snugly to the surface of the teeth.
Day Mouthguard: Worn during wakefulness, it is recommended, as a rule, for severe pathology when the patient cannot control the involuntary closing of the jaws. It looks aesthetically pleasing, almost invisible on the teeth.
Types by Manufacturing Method:
Standard: They are immediately ready to use. Another advantage is their lower cost. the main drawback is that they do not take the shape of the jaw, which can cause discomfort, and besides, they do not always hold well
Thermoplastic: Before first use, they must be lowered into hot water, put on the dentition, and pressed against it. The product will take shape close to the shape of the jaw, which ensures greater comfort.
Individual: Made according to the cast of the jaw. The exactly repeat the dentition shape and are selected according to the thickness and other parameters. Prices for individual mouth guards for bruxism are higher than for different types, but they are distinguished by maximum ease of use and durability.
Quick Tip! Get in touch with an expert to learn about the most appropriate option for you.
Use and Care:
Due to the unique design of the chewing surface, the occlusal splint helps relax the masticatory muscles. It allows the articular heads to take the correct physiological position in the articular fossa. Its therapeutic effect only occurs when the upper and lower teeth are in contact.
Their maintenance is easy:
- Wash with warm water after use; if necessary clean with a regular toothbrush
- Store in water or a particular case when they are not being used
- It is essential to protect them from exposure to high temperatures that cause material deformation, mechanical damage, and direct sunlight.
- Products deformed from strong compressions should not be used since they may not relieve the load from jaws, muscles, etc., but, on the contrary, increase it.
The cost of Night Guard Splints in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah can range from AED 800 to AED 1200. The cost varies depending on several factors, and the doctor will determine the actual price after the initial consultation.
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