Types of Dental Appliances

While many people think dental treatment has to involve permanent solutions, sometimes the best option is an appliance. Dental appliances are often a great choice for solving problems that do not need 24/7 correcting.

Depending on your needs, there’s a variety of dental appliances designed to restore and protect your teeth, while ensuring they do not shift out of place. Whether your needs are cosmetic or functional, we can help find the best option for you.

Dental Prosthesis

These dental appliances are removable and used to replace missing teeth. When missing teeth are not replaced your entire bite can shift and you can suffer from bone resorption. A dental prosthesis can help prevent these issues and restore function of your mouth.

Partial Dentures

These can replace anywhere from one to several teeth. Unlike dental bridges they do not need to be anchored to surrounding teeth and can be removed to make cleaning easier.

Flexible Partial Dentures

These partial dentures have a flexible base that adjusts to how your mouth moves. Because these dentures do not contain metal, they tend to fit more comfortably and feel like your natural teeth.

Full Dentures

These are the traditional dentures people tend to envision when they think about tooth loss. They’re a great option for people who have lost all their teeth and need a full mouth restoration. Today’s full dentures don’t necessarily have to be adhered using pastes or glue. We now offer dentures that adhere through implants.

Mouthguards

These custom made plastic appliances are designed to prevent tooth decay and damage from sports like football, basketball, and soccer. Essentially, any sport that can expose a person’s mouth to damage. We recommend anyone who plays sports use a mouthguard, as it can protect your teeth from being knocked out or broker.

Nightguard

One of the most common reasons for damage to teeth is grinding at night. Bruxism is something that many people do and don’t realize they do it until they begin to experience problems like broken and chipped teeth or sore jaws.

Snoring Devices

Snoring is something many a spouse has complained about. While a person might snore and not realize they’re doing it, it can be incredibly disruptive to others who live in the house. Certain night guards are designed to change the way your jaw or tongue lay and open the airway to prevent snoring. These devices aren’t designed to protect against bruxism, but this is a secondary benefit of theirs.

Tongue Thrust Dental Guard

Tongue thrusting is an issue that can cause your front teeth to actually shift. A tongue thrust guard blocks your tongue from touching the front teeth and helps to break the habit.