Preventive and Diagnostic
An inexpensive, generic, ready-to-wear mouth guard can be purchased at many sporting stores, but they only vaguely encapsulate the teeth. These generic guards can be uncomfortable and can take up too much room in your mouth, interfering with talking, breathing and dental safety. Sporting goods stores offer semi-custom mouth guards made of plastic that can be heated and reformed to provide some level of custom fit. While this is a step up from a ready-to-wear mouth guard, it still will not compare to a custom mouth guard formed from personalized impressions.
Dr. Lichter’s office can make a specialized custom mouth guard by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a mold fitted to your mouth for the best fit and ensure comfort and originality. We will provide you with the necessary information for after care as well. Just like you brush your teeth, you need to clean your mouth guard. Be sure to bring your mouth guard to each dental appointment so we can reevaluate the fit and provide a professional cleaning.
For multiple missing teeth, an implant may be used to anchor the bridge. Learn More About Implant Supported Bridges
Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is often an effective treatment option for sleep apnea. With this approach, our office creates a custom-fitted oral appliance for patients to wear when they are sleeping. The appliance aids patients during sleep by positioning the lower jaw and tongue in a way that minimizes airway obstruction.