Occlusal Splints and Mouthguards for Teeth Grinding

Mouth Guards for teeth grinding

Teeth grinding can do serious long-term damage to your teeth ... but it need not with the help of a special mouthguard called an 'occlusal splint' from Surfers Paradise Dental Centre (SPDC).

An occlusal splint is a type of mouthguard for teeth grinding that can be used to effectively combat teeth grinding as well as an uneven bite, both of which can harm your teeth if left unchecked. Backed by years of experience, our team at SPDC provides the highest quality, custom made occlusal splints to fit over and protect some or all teeth, depending on the needs of the wearer.

How does an Occlusal Splint work?

SPDC's occlusal splints are made to last using a variety of techniques. They're made from a special hardened plastic material which, because of its sturdiness and durability, provides an excellent solution for teeth grinding.

Occlusal splints effectively act as a barrier between teeth, preventing them from grinding against each other using materials that won't wear teeth down like other teeth can. By creating a level/even biting area, they can also help to relax muscles and relieve tension (in the head and neck area, and jaw joints) caused by teeth grinding and uneven biting.

Occlusal Splints at SPDC

At SPDC we'll recommend an occlusal splint where there are signs of premature tooth wear, for example, where loss of the tooth structure is excessive and does not match normal wear and tear according to the person's age.

The occlusal splints provided by our expert team are formed and fitted to exacting specifications during a single visit or over two consecutive appointments, depending on the type of splint required.

Our highly experienced dental team at SPDC can best advise you as to whether you need an occlusal splint and, if so, provide you with the most effective one available for your specific needs.

Call SPDC today on (07) 5597 2100 for a personal consultation.

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