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OCCLUSAL SPLINTS

WHAT IS AN
occlusal splint

An occlusal splint is a removable dental application that is designed to help protect your teeth from wear or damage that is caused by subconscious clenching or grinding. Worn only at night while you sleep, it’s an effective way to protect your teeth and jaw. By helping relieve the strain and stress on your jaw joint (known as the temporomandibular joint) you can prevent irreversible damage to your teeth and supporting structures.

After completing a thorough dental check-up, our trained professional dentists will be able to tell you whether you need to consider an occlusal splint. Our nightguards are custom made to fit your teeth, so while it may feel unusual or strange at first, you will adjust to it pretty quickly.

Occlusal Splints/Nightguards

Do you find yourself waking up with a headache every morning? Or maybe you’ve noticed your teeth are chipped or fractured? If you’re experiencing neck and jaw pain and tightness, you may be grinding or clenching your teeth together while sleeping.

Known as bruxism, this involuntary action can be difficult to self-regulate. Our dentists can prescribe a custom-fitted occlusal splint (also known as a nightguard) to wear before you go to sleep every night. Book your consultation to get your custom-fitted nightguard and to talk about your options.

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Speak to us at Dentists of Ivanhoe today to discuss your options. We will advise you on how often and for how long you’ll need to wear your occlusal splint. With payment plans available and after-hours appointments, there’s no better time than now to take care of your jaw and teeth.

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To arrange a consultation with our dentists in Ivanhoe, or for any enquiries, please call our clinic today.

FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions to get to know us better.

The cost of your custom splint will vary. The price will depend on the style or type of splint that our dentists have recommended. Before beginning your treatment, we will provide you with an accurate quote.

Most patients choose to wear their occlusal splint at night while they are sleeping. Because the grinding and clenching is involuntary and you are unable to stop yourself from doing it, some patients will also choose to wear their splint while they are studying or working – anywhere where it involves concentrating.