Are you looking for a dentist to fabricate a mouthguard in New York City? Well, look no further than Keith Bracy, DDS. A mouthguard provides protection from trauma during activities such as sports. If you look closely at professional athletes such as basketball and hockey players, you might notice some colored plastic in their mouths. However, even amateur and student athletes can benefit from the protection a mouthguard provides.
A mouthguard protects the teeth, surrounding bone, and gum tissue from impact by absorbing the blow from trauma and protecting these structures from force. A dentist fabricated mouthguard provides superior fit, comfort and retention compared to a boil and bite or store mouthguard. This is because the mouthguard is made from a digital scan of your teeth and is made just to fit you!
What is the difference between a mouthguard and a nightguard? A mouthguard is thicker with more layers of protection and it also extends farther past the teeth to protect the gum and bones. Conversely, a nightguard is more trimmed and does usually does not extend to the neck of the teeth or ends at the top of the tooth where it meets the gum. Although nightguards can protect teeth from grinding and bruxism, they do not provide the same protection against trauma that mouthguards do.
How do I get a mouthguard made? Stop by Keith Bracy, DDS at our new West Village, NYC location. Or you can make an appointment on this website. Our office is very easy to find in 10011. At your first visit with Dr. Bracy we will take a digital scan of your teeth and gums. Then return about a week later to try on your new mouthguard.
Are mouthguards expensive? No, we make them available at an affordable dentist price in our West Village dental office. Also, think about the cost of dental trauma that could be prevented. The fee for a mouthguard is definitely less than the fees to restore broken and fractured teeth.