Annapolis Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
The progressive wearing away of the teeth due to a pathologic process called Bruxism effects millions of individuals from all walks of life. Night Guards are specifically designed and fabricated to easily wear during sleep protecting the teeth from irreversible wear and fractures. Wearing a Night Guard will also aid to prevent displacement of teeth caused by the strong biting forces.
A custom made intra oral appliance can help treat sleep apnea and snoring by advancing the lower jaw (mandible) forward opening the airway allowing unobstructed breathing and sound sleep.Chronic Headaches/Migranes
Many patients suffer from constant headaches as a result of malocclusion(bite problems) and associated Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders. Systematicaly analyzing and adjusting the bite to balance tooth contacts will provide the patient a harmonious occlusion and minimize pain and fatigue experienced in the jaw muscles when awaking.