Custom fitted mouth guards are created specifically for the individual who will be wearing them. The dentist will make impressions of your teeth and then have a custom fitted mouth guard molded over the impression.
In most cases, mouth guards are designed to cover your upper teeth however in certain circumstances, for instance if the the individual is wearing braces – your dentist may decide to create a custom mouth guard for your lower teeth.
Your custom created mouth guard should be dependable, comfortable, and be resistant to damage. It is also important that your mouth guard does not affect your speech and breathing.
For individuals that grind their teeth at night, a specific mouth guard known as nocturnal bite plate or bite splint may be designed in order to protect your teeth from further damage.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.