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Occlusal Splints: Preventing Damage from Bruxism

June 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — perfect-impressions @ 4:18 pm
patient holding an occlusal splint

During a routine checkup, you notice the classic signs of bruxism: excessive wear on certain teeth, flattened surfaces, or even minor chips or cracks. You know that if you don’t mention it, you will likely have some additional work in the future, possibly with dental crowns, veneers or even more. Is it really worth talking to the patient about bruxism and occlusal splints? Absolutely! At Perfect Impressions, we believe that when prevention is best whenever possible. In this post, we’ll explain why we encourage occlusal splints for bruxism and why we’re the right dental lab to work with!

Practical Benefits of Taking a Preventive Approach to Bruxism

Using and encouraging occlusal splints in your practice is not just the right thing to do—it can also have real, tangible benefits for your business, such as the following:

Fewer Emergency Visits

As a compassionate, caring dentist, you don’t enjoy seeing your patients in pain. A cracked or chipped tooth caused by bruxism can come with severe discomfort, and although you can provide treatment for this scenario, you probably would hate to see it happen when you could have stopped it. By encouraging your patients with bruxism to take advantage of occlusal splints, you can help your patients avoid painful, stressful dental emergencies.

Building Trust

An important part of having a successful dental practice is building trust with your patients. After all, patients who trust you and are loyal keep coming back through good oral health and bad. Bringing bruxism to their attention before their teeth become damaged shows them that you genuinely care about them, that you’re willing to save them money in the long term to protect their smile. As a result, you establish a trusting relationship with your patients and promote loyalty so that when a problem does come up, they don’t have to second guess your motives or expertise.

Reasons to Choose Perfect Impressions for Occlusal Splints

If you need an occlusal splint for your patient, Perfect Impressions can provide you exactly what you’re looking for—a durable, effective appliance. We utilize the industry’s most advanced technology including 3D printing. Our occlusal splints are also perfectly clear and resistant to staining, scratching, or other damage.

Ultimately, if you want to properly serve your patients, you’re willing to give them the best quality care possible. In this situation, you highly recommend an occlusal splint and order it from Perfect Impressions. We are dedicated to each individual case and consider your patients our patients, which means they are sure to receive a product that protects their smile for many years to come.

About Perfect Impressions

Perfect Impressions was founded in 1986 by Gail Johnson. Today, she leads a group of the country’s best certified dental technicians. During her career, Gail has become a Pankey alumnus and a Level 4 graduate of the OBI Foundation of Bioesthetic Dentistry. In addition to restorations, Gail and her team take pride in fabricating and crafting appliances like occlusal splints. To learn more about Perfect Impressions, you can contact us through our website or by calling 972-385-2295.

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