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MOUTHGUARD

A mouthguard is a protective device that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and  reduce injury to the teeth, lips, gums, braces or fixed prosthetic elements during sport.

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An athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth when not wearing a mouthguard. Mouthguards help buffer an impact or blow that otherwise could cause broken teeth, jaw injuries or cuts to the lip, tongue or face. 

. Mouthguards also may reduce the rate and severity of concussions.

Mouthguards are used most commonly in contact sports, such as boxing, football, hockey and handball, but they can also by sucessfully used even in noncontact sports like basketball, gymnastics or skateboarding to prevent minor injuries.

Among many types of mouthguards only these professionally fitted could provide sufficiet level of protection, espcially for people who wear braces or have fixed bridge work. A blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic appliances. A mouthguard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, limiting the risk of soft tissue injuries.

If you want to choose proper mouthguard for you, ask one of our doctors.


Tips for caring for your mouthguard:

  • rinse before and after each use or brush with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste
  • occasionally clean the mouthguard in cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly
  • transport the mouthguard in a sturdy container that has vents
  • never leave the mouthguard in the sun or in hot water
  • check for wear and tear to see if it needs replacing

  


                 

 

 

 

RESEARCH

Aesthetic Dent team led by Katarzynę Sporniak-Tutak is involved in a multicenter research program which brings together the most prestigious research centers from Switzerland, Austria, USA and Spain. Aesthetic  Dent Clinic is currently the only center in Poland, which conducts research on such a large scale in the field of short implants. The aim of the study is a long-term (5.5 years) functional assessment of short- implant in bony compromised conditions.

 
Thanks to changing technology of implants production to increase bone-to-implant contact, we investigate efficacy of short implants compared to standard dimensions implants. Based on the preliminary results, we expect many positive effects of the treatment. These include: reducing the need for CT scans, irradiation decrease, limitation and reduction of peri-implant advanced procedures such as bone grafting or bone reconstruction procedures. Also abridgement of treatment time and associated costs. Short implants can also be safely used in patients with systemic diseases that would hinder the process of surgery and healing.
 
 
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