Bite Splints, Night Guards
Before and After pictures - Work completed by Dr Zena Bayan:
What Is a Bite Splint?
The Bite Splint is designed to alleviate the pain and damage caused by bruxing or clenching of the teeth.
How Does Bite Splint Work?
Severe tooth, jaw or facial muscle pain are common side effects of bruxing or clenching of the teeth. The good news is that these aches can be alleviated with a dentist-prescribed, custom-made Bite Splint.
It is a clear, thin customized device that fits over your upper or lower teeth during sleep that can offset the effects of bruxing or clenching while protecting your teeth from daily wear and tear.
The Benefits of Using a Bite Splint
Grinding of the teeth is a medical condition called bruxism. Over time, bruxism will result in the wearing down of your natural tooth enamel. In fact, studies suggest that those who grind and clench their teeth may experience up to 80 times the normal wear per day compared to those who do not.
Bite Splints can protect your teeth from this habit during sleep and periods of high stress and provides many benefits. It is custom made and comfortable when worn in the mouth. In addition to relieving head, neck, jaw joint and shoulder pain, it protects existing teeth and dental restorations. It is highly recommended for those who have crowns, bridges, implants, veneers and dentures, to offset the effects of the often-subconscious habit of bruxing and clenching.