What is Athletic Dentistry?
Athletic dentistry is specifically geared towards patients who play close contact sports and other types of athletics. Damage and trauma to the teeth is quite common among many sports, even those that don’t involve direct contact with other players. For this reason, we here at Fit to Smile Dental are dedicated to helping you play sports comfortably without the fear of breaking or losing a tooth. We offer many procedures that can both protect your teeth while playing sports while also correcting problems associated with sports play.
Why might you need Athletic Dentistry?
You might want or need athletic dentistry if you or a loved one played sports or other invasive activities. To protect your teeth, we recommend wearing an athletic guard. These guards are designed to provide cushioning in front of and between all of your teeth, preventing trauma from affecting them. We provide restorative and corrective procedures that can help restore your smile if it has been affected by playing sports.
Athletic dentistry is specifically geared towards patients who play close contact sports and other types of athletics.
What does Athletic Dentistry involve?
Athletic dentistry involves a range of different procedures specific to those who play sports and other activities. You’ll come in first to have an exam and consult to determine what type of procedure is needed. Some of the most common procedures available concerning athletic dentistry involve:
• Athletic mouth guards
• Bonding for chips and small breaks
• Same-day crowns for fractured and broken teeth
• Implants for missing teeth
What can you expect with Athletic Dentistry?
Athletic dentistry is personalized for each individual patient. You’ll first come in and have an exam and consultation with Dr. Redfearn. The doctor will be able to decipher what type of work is needed if trauma has taken place. If you are looking to protect your teeth, we can create a custom athletic guard for you to wear. It is important that you wear this guard every time you play sports to prevent damage to your teeth. Athletic dentistry is essential in maintaining a full, healthy smile despite playing close contact sports.
If you or a loved one is in need of athletic dentistry, call our office today and we will help to answer any questions you may have.