Custom Mouth Guards in Chesterfield MO

Hand holding custom mouth guard in ChesterfieldKeeping your teeth and gums safe during sports, especially contact sports, is a must. There are many mouth guards available to protect your teeth and soft tissue during sports, but for a mouth guard that is comfortable and meets the highest safety standard, you can't beat a custom-crafted mouth guard provided right in our Chesterfield, MO dental office.

Why Wear Mouth Guards?

It's a common practice to wear protective mouth guards while participating in sports such as football, hockey, boxing, and other contact sports. These activities pose a high risk of facial contact, which can lead to chipped and damaged teeth, lost teeth, nerve damage, and injury to the soft tissues of your gums, cheeks, and tongue. A mouth guard helps minimize the damage during contact and keeps your mouth protected while playing under these conditions.

But mouth guards can be a good idea for any activity that poses a risk to your teeth. Cycling, skateboarding, gymnastics, and many other non-contact activities still have a danger of impact to your mouth, which can cause painful, costly, and long-lasting damage to your sensitive oral tissues and teeth. Wearing a mouth guard while participating in these activities will give you the peace of mind of knowing your mouth is protected from injury during an accidental impact.

How Are Custom Mouth Guards Better?

By creating a mouth guard that perfectly fits your teeth, you will get a guard that is more comfortable to wear and allows you to breathe easily and communicate with your teammates better. Chesterfield dentist Dr. Robert Rahm offers customized mouth guards made right in our office to ensure the best fit.

Generic mouth guards can be ill-fitting and can also cause breathing obstructions and make talking difficult while wearing the mouth guard. They can even cause your teeth to shift slightly, which can damage your bite. "Boil and bite" guards are a little better, as they can be molded to your teeth, but a custom-crafted mouth guard will give you the best results and is worth the investment.

The Custom Mouth Guard Process

To craft your custom mouth guard, Dr. Rahm and his staff will first take an impression of your teeth. This impression is used to create a 3-D model of your mouth, which is then used to create the mouth guard in a special machine we have in our office. By managing the entire process under one roof, we can deliver your mouth guard quickly (usually in about a week) and make sure that the mouth guard is made to the correct specifications for your mouth.

Call Our Chesterfield Office Today to Protect Your Mouth

If you participate in contact sports or other activities and are interested in a custom mouth guard to keep your teeth and gums safe, call our Chesterfield dental office today to schedule an appointment.