Sports guards help to protect your teeth while you're playing close contact sports. They can be made for children as well as adults. The purpose of these guards is to prevent your teeth from being severely damaged if you get hit in the face or mouth by another player. Sports guards are comfortable and custom made to fit each player.
You may require a sports guard because you play close contact sports or have a child who is playing these types of sports. While no one wants to think about themselves or their child getting hit in the face or mouth by another player, it can happen and it is better to be protected than to face the consequences. Sports guards are comfortable to wear because they're custom fit to your own unique mouth shape. They're durable and long-lasting so that you can benefit from having them for a long time.
You're a candidate for a sports guard if you play sports and want to protect your teeth. The guard works by creating a cushion in front of the teeth as well as between the teeth. This prevents trauma from occurring if you get hit in the mouth or if you accidentally grind your teeth during game play. To determine if a sports guard is right for you, you'll need to have a consultation with Dr. Thames.
If it's been determined that you'll benefit from a sports guard, you'll begin to have one made. This is done by taking impressions of your teeth and mouth. The impressions are used to create the guard that you'll wear while playing sports. Next, you'll come back into the office to have the new sports guard fitted. We may need to make slight adjustments to it so that it's more comfortable. In order for the sports guard to be effective, it has to be worn every time you're out on the field.
If you think you may need a dental guard while playing sports, call our office and we can get you in to have one made for you.
General dental procedures are specific to correcting the functioning of your teeth while helping improve cosmetic problems. General dentistry is ideal for both adult and pediatric patients. It is geared specifically to each individual patient, so your treatment will be different from another person coming in for care. We offer a wide range of different general dental procedures that can benefit your oral health.
General dentistry has many different purposes. For one, it helps to restore oral functioning so that it's easier for you to eat and chew. Many procedures help to eliminate pain and problems associated with one or more teeth. Another reason for why general dentistry is so important is because it corrects cosmetic issues that you might be experiencing concerning your smile.
Everyone is a candidate for general dentistry procedures. Our goal is to provide you with the care that you and your family need in a relaxed and modern environment. We take the time to get to know each of our patients and specify care according to what they require. General dentistry can even help in providing preventative care approaches to protect your teeth
We begin our time with patients with a cleaning and examination. This allows us to get to know the patient and create a treatment plan that is specific to them. Care is administered on an individual basis, and we always take your budgeting needs into consideration when planning out treatment for you. With the help of a complete consultation, we can get a feel for what your smile needs in order for it to look its absolute best. Some of the most common procedures you can expect with general dentistry include:
If you are ready to come into our office for a dental appointment, call us today and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.