If you or your child play a contact sport, you need to wear a sports mouthguard. Contact sports are any sports where there is contact between players, including soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and football. Sports mouthguards that are made by a dental professional like Dr. Gianni Franceschi offer a proper and comfortable fit. The whole team at Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry is dedicated to creating professional, tailor-made treatment plans to benefit patients of all ages. On this page, learn the advantages of the custom sports mouthguards we provide patients in our Trinity, FL dental office.
The Benefits of Professional Sports Mouthguards
When compared to store-bought sports mouthguards, our custom-made mouthguards:
- Protect Against Dental Injuries: Any hits to the face during a game can break, crack, or chip one or more teeth. Patients can avoid needing restorative or cosmetic treatments by wearing a mouthguard. Porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or crowns are often needed to cover and add structure to areas of tooth damage.
- Prevent Tooth Loss: In addition to dental injuries, patients can also lose a tooth during contact sports. Patients who lose a tooth will often need restorative care. A dental implant, dental bridge, or denture may be used to restore one or more missing teeth. Wearing a mouthguard that is customized to the smile helps prevent the loss of a permanent tooth.
- Fit Precisely: Our mouthguards are fabricated based on dental impressions. This means that they conform to the smile and feel comfortable to wear. Oftentimes, over-the-counter mouthguards do not provide the proper fit and may fall out during a game. Athletes may feel the need to clench their jaw to keep their mouthguard in place. With a customized mouthguard, our patients can focus on their game without any distractions.
Request a Dental Appointment
Do you or your child need a new, custom sports mouthguard? Call Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry for an appointment today at 727.376.6969. You may also feel free to schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Franceschi online. Please let us know if you have any questions about your new mouthguard and we will be happy to help you.