PRACTICE LOCATION

 

Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
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OPENING HOURS

 

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

  CONTACT

 

info@rivercitydental.com.au
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(07) 3667 9595
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Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Get directions

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

info@rivercitydental.com.au
Email us

(07) 3667 9595
Call us

Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Get directions

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

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Dental Splints and Mouthguards

As well as cleaning, descaling, filling, and whitening teeth for improved oral health and hygiene and a brighter smile, River City Dental also provides tools for protecting teeth from wear and tear, or from an active lifestyle.

Two such tools are splints and mouthguards. A dental or occlusal splint, more commonly known as a night guard, protects the teeth from the effects of grinding during sleep. This condition is known as bruxism. Bruxism can also occur during the day, but is not as severe and frequent as at night, which can lead to severe damage to the teeth over time. Pain in the jaw is also a common symptom.

Splints can be used where teeth include crowns or implants. At River City Dental our professional dentists will discuss your situation with you in detail, take a digital impression of your teeth, and customise a night guard for you.

There is no effective cure for bruxism other than preventing teeth from grinding together with a guard. Once teeth have been worn down it can be expensive and time consuming to repair them, so if you suspect bruxism or wearing down of your teeth it is important to address the situation quickly.

Mouth guards are a protective covering for the teeth usually worn when playing sports. While some ‘ready to wear’ mouth guards can be purchased more cheaply from sports equipment shops and chemists, a custom-made mouthguard created specifically for you by your dentist is a much better option in the longer term. At your appointment, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and then customise the mouthguard for you.

The protection given by a professionally made mouthguard is greater because it is fitted more carefully and to the exact specification of individual teeth. Ready to wear mouthguards do not always give the best protection to your teeth and may be bulky or uncomfortable to wear. Given the expense of repairing broken or missing teeth, investing in a professional product is always a sensible option for protecting a healthy smile.

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Two such tools are splints and mouthguards. A dental or occlusal splint, more commonly known as a night guard, protects the teeth from the effects of grinding during sleep. This condition is known as bruxism. Bruxism can also occur during the day, but is not as severe and frequent as at night, which can lead to severe damage to the teeth over time. Pain in the jaw is also a common symptom.

Splints can be used where teeth include crowns or implants. At River City Dental our professional dentists will discuss your situation with you in detail, take a digital impression of your teeth, and customise a night guard for you.

There is no effective cure for bruxism other than preventing teeth from grinding together with a guard. Once teeth have been worn down it can be expensive and time consuming to repair them, so if you suspect bruxism or wearing down of your teeth it is important to address the situation quickly.

Mouth guards are a protective covering for the teeth usually worn when playing sports. While some ‘ready to wear’ mouth guards can be purchased more cheaply from sports equipment shops and chemists, a custom-made mouthguard created specifically for you by your dentist is a much better option in the longer term. At your appointment, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and then customise the mouthguard for you.

The protection given by a professionally made mouthguard is greater because it is fitted more carefully and to the exact specification of individual teeth. Ready to wear mouthguards do not always give the best protection to your teeth and may be bulky or uncomfortable to wear. Given the expense of repairing broken or missing teeth, investing in a professional product is always a sensible option for protecting a healthy smile.

Contact us for more information on how these products can help you

Some frequently asked questions about dental splints and mouthguards:

Can a night guard help stop snoring?
In cases where snoring is caused by teeth not fitting together properly– then a night guard can be effective in lessening or stopping snoring. Your dentist will be able to provide you with more advice about this after an examination of your mouth and teeth.
Is getting fitted for a night guard or mouth guard painful?
No. When having a mouthguard made, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and bite using a specific material made for this purpose. There is no pain involved although the impression material can feel a little sticky. When having a splint/night guard made, a digital impression will be taken with our Primescan hand held digital scanner and then the images will be used to construct a customized guard.
Do young children playing sports need expensive mouth guards?
For all people playing contact sports, a custom made and fitted mouth guard is a safer, more durable option than one purchased ready to wear. Custom made mouth guards are easy to look after and will last for a long time when made for an adult, making them a far better option for safety and value for money.
How long do night guards last?
On average a custom-made night guard should last at least five years, and sometimes up to 10, but this will depend very much on the individual and the severity and frequency of teeth grinding. Your dentist will be able to give a more accurate estimate once they have examined your mouth and teeth. At your regular checkups your dentist will also check the nightguard and advise if there is any damage to it or if it needs replacing.
River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

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Dental Warnings:
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with this treatment option, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. River City Dental only provides care suitable to the individual patient, as no one dental treatment is suitable for each and every patient. Informed consent must be given by the patient after suitability for the dental treatment has been confirmed at extensive examination and consultation appointments. All photographs shown on this website are actual patients treated by Dr John Bacalakis and are for general purposes only. Individual patient results will vary.

River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

(07) 3667 9595

info@rivercitydental.com.au

Practice Location
River City Dental Indooroopilly
Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068

Opening Hours
Monday9am to 7pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday8am to 5pm
Thursday8am to 5pm
Friday8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

(07) 3667 9595

info@rivercitydental.com.au

Practice Location
River City Dental Indooroopilly
Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068

Opening Hours
Monday9am to 7pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday8am to 5pm
Thursday8am to 5pm
Friday8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays