How to Wear a Mouth Night Guard With Dental Implants Safely

by Support Remi October 04, 2022 4 min read

How to Wear a Mouth Night Guard With Dental Implants Safely | Shop Remi

How to Wear a Mouth Night Guard With Dental Implants Safely | Shop Remi

Getting dental implants can be a life-changing decision, especially if you’ve been wearing dentures for a while. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth, so you never have to worry about how you look or having them fall off.

However, no matter how expensive or well-constructed your implants are, they can still break if you don’t care for them properly. One of the worst mistakes you can make is to not wear a mouth night guard

Remember, the future of your implants depends on your oral habits. For this reason, it’s best to learn how to wear a mouth night guard safely. Read on to keep your prosthesis in tip-top shape.

Do All Dental Implants Require Night Guard Use?

No, not all dental implants require night guard use. One of the most common culprits of failed implants is teeth grinding. It moves and chips the porcelain — factors that may require permanent replacement.

Dentists can almost instantly tell if you grind your mandible and may recommend wearing a mouth night guard to protect your natural teeth and implants. Doing so provides your jaw with a buffering surface to grind.

Below are some advantages of wearing these devices.

Protect Your Implants From Bruxism

A mouthguard protects your implants from bruxism — unconsciously grinding your teeth whether you’re awake or asleep. Individuals with this condition may clench their jaw at night, exposing their teeth to extreme pressure.

In such cases, custom night guards create a barrier for your pearly whites, easing some force from the jaw.

Eliminate the Need for Expensive Dental Work

Grinding your teeth too much can fracture implants, loosen screws, and damage the porcelain. When it comes to dental implants, prevention is better than cure. 

Keep Teeth in Place

Some people have a misconception that permanent teeth don’t move. However, they naturally drift in your jaw at any age, especially if you suffer from periodontal disease. Wearing a mouthguard at night holds your teeth where they belong, preventing further dental complications.

Pro Tips: Using a Night Guard With Dental Implants

Are you ready to wear a mouth night guard safely? Below are some pro tips to get you started.

Invest in a Custom Fit

Your mouth and teeth are as unique as your fingerprints. For this reason, a generic night guard will not work as well as a custom one. A properly fitted device is your best bet to prevent gum damage.

If you want to protect your implants for as long as possible, you should invest in high-quality custom night guards.

Wear Regularly

Wearing a night guard regularly is crucial for people who grind their teeth. Doing so prevents you from wearing down your enamel or chipping or cracking your teeth, saving you from expensive restorative treatments.

The process takes some getting used to, but you should always wear your mouthguard all night. Naturally, there might be some discomfort for a few weeks as you adjust to wearing it.

Also try wearing your mouthpiece for a few hours during the day. Doing so helps you adjust to using it for entire nights.

Keep Clean

Even if you only use your mouthguard at night, it’s still best to practice proper hygiene to protect yourself from potentially harmful bacteria. Here are the steps to clean your night guard:

  • Rinse: Soak the mouthpiece in cold water and a capful of mouthwash for 30 minutes. This process loosens any buildup that your night guard may have collected. You can also use the new Remi Ultrasonic Cleaning & Sanitizing Night Guard Device.
  • Brush: Lightly brush your mouthguard without toothpaste. Use soft bristles to remove any leftover plaque.
  • Dry: After brushing, air dry your mouth night guard in a clear area. Remember, storing a damp device might cause bacterial growth.
  • Store: Every time you clean your mouthguard — ideally once a week — don’t forget to clean the case. A dirty container won’t do your prosthesis any favors.

The Remi Difference

Contrary to popular belief, a tailor-made mouthguard doesn’t have to break the bank! Dental implants already cost between $3,000to $5,000 per tooth; protecting them shouldn’t be a massive financial burden.

The key is to find a reliable brand that offers dentist-standard mouthpieces at a fraction of the cost, like Remi.  Remi custom night guards provide users with an affordable, comfortable, and long-term solution to protecting dental implants. You can enjoy up to 80% off on new night guards delivered to your doorstep every six months.

Finally, you don’t have to choose between uncomfortable ready-made mouthpieces and expensive ones from the dental office. With Remi, you can sleep well knowing you have a high-quality, BPA-free, custom-made mouthguard.

Get a Custom Night Guard Delivered Right To Your Home

Are you ready to order Remi custom night guards? Here’s the best part: you don’t even have to leave your home. Here’s how our convenient at-home impression process works once your order:

  • We’ll send an impression kit within a few business days.
  • We’ll guide you through a ten-minute DIY impression-taking activity.
  • Send your impression back with the prepaid shipping label.
  • Receive your custom night guard within a few business days.

Get yours now to keep your dental implants in peak condition.

Ana has worked for the past two years at Remi. She is a California-native and proud San Franciscan. Ana Milian RDA Head Dental Technician

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