Teeth grinding and clenching during sleep are quite common. When it occurs, the muscles become overworked and the patient may experience a sore jaw or headaches. Prolonged grinding can also cause damage to the tooth structure.
Here at the clinic, our Clinical dental technician will take impressions or digital intra-oral scans of the upper and lower jaw to confirm an accurate fit for your nightguard which is then manufactured in our in-house dental laboratory and fitted over the upper teeth to prevent them from grinding against the lower teeth. This custom-made device is manufactured using our state-of-the-art Erkodent Thermoforming system which uses both vacuum and pressure to fabricate this custom-fit device.