Many athletes complain that the stock mouth guards sold in sporting goods stores fit poorly in the mouth. Some can even obscure breathing. This can tempt some athletes to forgo using proper mouth protection at the necessary times.
If you make this choice, you should know that you are placing yourself at increased risk for losing one or more teeth to a severe dental trauma. When multiple teeth are knocked out, it can significantly impair your ability to chew food. It can also alter your appearance and your clarity of speech.
If you aren’t comfortable with the oral surgery required to restore the teeth with dental implants or dental implant supported bridge, Dr. Bullock might recommend fitting you for a partial denture. This removable mouthpiece replicates the general shape and position of your original teeth. The artificial teeth will be set into a pink medium that mimics the appearance of your underlying gums.
Many partial dentures include locking hardware to connect them firmly with the teeth neighboring the void. At the same time many people with a partial denture also like to use a little denture adhesive to the base of the unit to help bond it tightly in place.
If you are in the Corona, CA, area and you have had multiple teeth knocked out, you should call 951-737-1149 to set up an appointment at Dr. Rex Bullock and our dental team.