The "bite" for our teeth at night or during the day? Custom or not? How often to do it again? Does it help the cervical?
The "bite" for the health of our mouth: the most frequent questions and answers. In this article the answers you were looking for.
There are many people who grind their teeth (i.e. clench or rub their teeth) and have bruxism, which can also lead to toothache or widespread pain
The causes that cause the bruxism are different: let's see which ones.
familiarity, imbalances of the chewing muscles, allergic factors, alterations of the nervous system and the endocrine system, systemic components, anxiety, stress, emotional problems, sleep disturbances, dental malocclusions, neurodegenerative diseases, etc etc etc ..
In most cases it is done during sleep (REM phase) and involuntarily. Most people do not notice this phenomenon, and when they go to the dentist often deny that it can happen.
In reality the dentist also verifies from the lesions of the dental elements, the abnormal wear of the cusps, "shiny" fillings, or even lowering of the vertical dimension from rubbing of the dental elements ..
Usually the brusimmo is also accompanied (but not always) by muscle tension, neck pain that can affect daytime and even work activities.
The "bite" for the health of our mouth: what is the solution, once the diagnosis has been ascertained?
is to make a night bite (in some serious cases even during the day) to counteract the phenomenon bite consists of a resin plate designed after taking the quick impression in the office with the dentist, suitable for completely cover the lower arch.
Thanks to the bite the mandible and the maxilla are spaced apart, and this determines an immediate muscle relaxation. Basically it acts as a protection for the teeth, also acting on the muscles and muscle tension; Moreover the pressure exerted on the teeth, on the mandibular muscles and on the neck is loosened, preventing rubbing between the teeth.
Is there a reference price for making a bite from a professional?
Il bite of this type can be made to measure only through the dentist ed the price can vary from 200 to 600 euros.
The duration of the bite is about two / three years at most, as after this period it wears out and no longer has its real effectiveness.
An important recommendation: be careful because if after having made the bite to measure, extractions, extended fillings, inlays, prostheses or crowns are made, it may no longer be congruent as the shape would no longer respect the original anatomy of the teeth.
Normally the bite is inferior, rigid, transparent and thin; in some cases the external part is rigid while inside there may be bearings that act as shock absorbers and make the closure less aggressive. It has to fit perfectly, cover your teeth without touching the gums.
For those who make it for night use it is essential that it be worn every night in order to really function and intervene during the night, helping to avoid the tensions generated by the "clenching" of the teeth. It is, and remains, a therapeutic tool to be applied on the advice of the dentist after a careful visit; the advice is to then check in the six-monthly visit to your trusted dentist that it does not wear out in an inappropriate manner and that it is not damaged or that it accumulates salivary calcium salts precipitates, which would make it unhygienic.
Verifying this is very simple because the bite changes color in this case and there are yellow or white accumulations that must be removed.
For more information on making the night / day bite, on checking the status of your bite, you can book an appointment at our office or at your trusted dentist: