Night Guards in Santa Monica, CA
A night guard, or occlusal guard, is indicated for people who grind their teeth, most commonly at night while sleeping, or who have mild TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction).
What A Night Guard Does
A guard protects your teeth and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) from premature wear by decreasing cumulative bite force and providing a protective barrier to future deterioration. Other over-the-counter options are available for clenchers.
The Process Of Making Night Guards in Santa Monica
The turnaround time for night guards is around 2 weeks.
We take upper and lower bite impressions. The laboratory pre-adjusts your guard so we can ensure a proper fit when we deliver it in our office.