Splints or Night Guards treatment

Overnight dental treatment that can solve multiple problems

Many people ask us about splints or night guard treatment.

Here is some of the most important information regarding splints and nightguards, why they are used, how you can get one, and more:

What is a splint or night guard?

The names splint and night guard describe the same thing, an acrylic appliance that is worn on the upper or lower teeth overnight.

How can it help you a splint or night guard?

A splint will help with the following issues:

  • Identifying the TMJ
  • Headaches and stiff or sore neck muscles
  • Clenching and grinding of your teeth (bruxism)
  • Protecting the dental work you have (veneers, dental implants, dental crowns)
  • Improving the alignment of your jaw and relieving pressure on your TMJ
  • Helping you sleep
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How many appointments does it take to make a splint?

Two appointments are required to create and fit your splint.

An impression (mould) of your teeth will be taken at the first appointment, which takes about 15 minutes.

Then your splint will be made in a lab to fit your teeth.

A second appointment is required to do adjustments for ensuring an exact fit and relationship between your upper and lower jaw.

We also check and clean your appliance at your regular hygiene visits.

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Is wearing a splint uncomfortable?

No, wearing a splint at night is unobtrusive and shouldn’t be uncomfortable.

In fact, many clients report an improvement in their sleep since their splint relieves their headaches, stiff neck and sore muscles.

If you find any discomfort, please book an appointment so we may check the fit of your splint and ensure it’s working properly.

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Still have more questions?

Night-guards may not solve all dental problems, but they can solve some

At Eastport Dental Centre in NE Calgary we care for your general and oral health. A visit to our office will help us identify what dental problems you are facing and find the best solutions for you. We will answer all your questions about splints or night-guards, or any other questions you have. Book an appointment now!