When it comes to minimizing the risk of broken teeth or injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw, custom mouth guards in Elgin are the most effective option available. With so many over-the-counter and boil-and-bite mouth guards readily available, it can be difficult to find an option that is both comfortable and safe. That’s why Dr. Karr and Dr. Blazer, our Elgin, IL dentists, offer custom-fitted mouth guards. These protective appliances provide the most comfort and protection because they are created specifically for you.
What are Mouth Guards?
Custom-fitted, professionally-made mouth guards are made from molds of your own teeth. Dr. Karr or Dr. Blazer, our dentists in Elgin, IL, will make an impression of your teeth to create the mouth guard. Once an impression is made, it will be sent to a dental lab in which a technician will create the custom mouth guard in Elgin.
In addition to being more comfortable than store-bought options, custom mouth guards in Elgin are more durable because they are made of stronger materials. Custom mouth guards also offer more protection than their stock or boil-and-bite counterparts that only cover the top row of teeth. This is because custom mouth guards are designed to cover and protect each individual tooth.
Protect Your Teeth in Elgin with Mouth Guards
Wearing a mouth guard is an important precaution for athletes of all ages and abilities, helping to protect against chipped or broken teeth, root and bone damage, and tooth loss. In addition to protecting teeth, mouth guards have proven effective in preventing serious injuries like jaw fractures, neck injuries, and concussions.
Contact Dr. Karr and Dr. Blazer, our dentists in Elgin, to learn more about mouthguards and how to get one created for you.