A custom mouth guard, often referred to as a gum shield is a protective shield that sits over your teeth while you are playing sports. They are also used by “teeth grinders” at night to prevent constant damage to the teeth.
Bath Spa Dentistry offer a custom gum shield service where we take an impression of your of your mouth in order to provide a perfect fitting mouth guard. Bespoke mouth guards provide the most protection and they are the most comfortable to wear.
We will ensure that the process goes seamlessly and you may be surprised to know that in many cases we work out cheaper than some of the higher end DIY kits and we always provide a perfect fitting mouth guard.
Our gum shields are made out of a high tech materials that help to maximise the protection of your teeth.
The expense of a mouth guard outweighs the cost of not wearing one, the cost of repair of even a chipped tooth can work out more expensive than the cost of a custom made mouth guard – our children’s custom mouth guards actually work out cheaper than the ‘do your own impression’ ones in many cases.
If you consider some of the more major dental repairs resulting from a tooth that is knocked out, the costs can be more than 20 times the cost of a mouth guard.
Consider the cost of how much money is spent on sports kit – a replica sports shirt for a national team can cost more than a mouth guard – we urge everyone who is taking part in a sport that involves contact, a stick or ball, or the chance of falling over/off something – that they get a custom made mouth guard, as part of their essential sports kit.
Ask us about our mouth guards, and how you can order one in any design for anyone, you can even have one made to wear if you are having orthodontic treatment.
Custom mouth guards are made individually by professional dental laboratories, specifically for the person who will wear it. A dental professional will take your impression, using high quality materials, a bite tray that is the right size for your mouth, and using their skills and knowledge to ensure a good fit. A well-designed custom mouth guard is generally considered to be the best type and will provide the highest level of protection. The design can be chosen, not just for the colours, but for the type of sport that is played.
The fit and comfort of a custom mouth guard is better than any other type and should be comfortable and unobtrusive, which means that it is more likely to be worn. While the cost of a custom mouth guard will be more than the cheaper alternatives, the difference in comfort, fit and protection outweigh the cost. Additionally if there are any problems with the fit, the dentist will work with you and the laboratory if necessary to ensure complete satisfaction.
If you would like to enquire about mouthguards, please call 01225 464346.