An Occlusal Splint (also known as a Dental Splint or a Night Guard) is a custom-fitted cover for your teeth, worn to protect the teeth and jaw. Occlusal Splints are removable and are often worn to prevent Dental damage from conditions such as Bruxism (teeth grinding), or teeth and jaw clenching. Dental Occlusal Splints are commonly worn at night to protect against these conditions while sleeping.
Occlusal Splints are an ideal solution for those who suffer from Bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that involves excessive grinding of the teeth and jaw clenching, causing damage to the teeth and jaw. Occlusal Splints are designed to protect the teeth, mouth muscles and jaw from damage and wear. Wearing a Dental Splint also relieves muscle tension and pain associated with Bruxism.
If you are prescribed a Dental Occlusal Splint, you should wear it when you are unable to stop yourself from grinding your teeth – often while sleeping, and sometimes while you are working or studying.
At your Dental Check-Up, your Dentist will often be the first to identify teeth grinding. This is because your Dentist may notice cracks in your teeth or indentations on your tongue and cheeks. You may also suspect that you are grinding your teeth if you have:
If you’re experiencing any of these teeth grinding symptoms, it’s recommended to visit your Dentist to assess your condition.
Wearing a custom-fitted Dental Occlusal Splint works to protect your teeth and mouth from the negative impacts of Bruxism. It also helps to relieve pain associated with teeth grinding, such as a tense jaw and headaches. Wearing an Occlusal Splint can prevent painful and costly Dental Treatment to repair damage such as cracked teeth, flattened teeth or tooth extractions.
Occlusal Splints and Mouthguards serve two different purposes. Mouthguards protect your teeth from physical impact (for example, during sporting activities), while Occlusal Splints prevent harmful movements in your mouth and are worn while sleeping. Your Dentist will be able to tell you which treatment option is best for you.
Your Occlusal Splint appointment process will start with an initial Consultation with one of our expert Dentists. At the Consultation, your Dentist will assess your condition and provide you with the best treatment options. The Dentist will take impressions of your teeth and bite. After your Consultation Appointment, our Dental Technicians will hand-craft your Dental Occlusal Splint in our in-house Dental Laboratory. When you receive your custom Occlusal Splint, your Dentist will outline how to best use it and manage your condition.
A General Consultation at Brisbane Smiles costs $100. The Occlusal Splint cost will depend on your condition and the required treatment. At your consultation, you will receive a customised price estimate.
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If you suspect that you suffer from Bruxism, it’s important to visit the Dentist as soon as possible. Your Dentist will be able to assess your condition and provide the best treatment for you. Book a Consultation with the friendly and expert team at Brisbane Smiles today.
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