Types of Mouth Guards
I am Nava Kishore, From www.cementum.in Now we are discussing about the different types of mouth guards from DA Marathon. There are 2 types of mouth guards. First type are the Bruxism splints or the night or day guards these are of clear type And the second type are the Sports Mouth guards these are the Colored ones. We will discuss about them separately in other tutorial. We use the products of Scheu and Erkodent of Germany.
We use the Scheu Biostar for the fabrication of the Mouth Guards. While selecting the mouth Guard one has to determine which one is the best suitable splint, for your patient. Some are better for clenching and few are better for grinding. Some are the Night guards and few are the Day guards. We make here 4 different kinds of mouth guards. The first one is the single layer thin hard night guard; this guard contains 1 to 2 mm of
hard dense protective material. Indications This is used for night clenching where a less bulky answer is required. Second one is the Soft Flexible Night Guard; this guard is fabricated from 2 mm of soft flexible comfortable material. Indications : This guard works well for heavy teeth clenching and less night grinding. If the patient is a moderate to heavy grinder, this cannot tolerate the stress on grinding. Third is our most popular dual laminated hard soft night guard
or the flexible night guard for the patients suffering from heavy Bruxism. Indications: This guard is designed for heavy grinding and night clenching. If your patient is a heavy grinder, then opt for a minimum 3 mm thick, dual laminated, extremely dense material night guard. Our 4th one is the day guard, Which can be worn during the day time in office. It is the dual laminated flexible guard, This version covers only the Occluasal surfaces of the posteriors. The incisors are not covered labially.
This is suitable for the day Bruxism. All the mouth guards or bruxism splints are individually fabricated. A night guard covers 2/3rds of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth and will not go up to the gum line. This is to facilitate the salivary flow interdentally. and stop the tooth decay. Night guards are worn either on the upper or lower arch. Most people prefer an upper guard
over the lower guard, An upper mouth guard comes into less contact with tongue and is easier to remove, Some of the patients feel it easier to sleep with the lower. Both provide same level of protection it is only the matter of individual preference. If you have any questions or valuable suggestions please email us at.EMail: Info@cementum.in or call me at +91 8179 668 775..