In a world filled with stress and anxiety, many people find themselves grinding their teeth and clenching their jaw while they sleep. This grinding and clenching (also known as bruxism) can cause pain and serious damage to the teeth and gums. To save the mouth, board-certified Dentist Dr. Albert Ambriz offers customized night guards for patients who suffer from bruxism. A night guard keeps the teeth in proper alignment during sleep while also preventing the teeth from grinding and the jaw from clenching. A custom-made night guard from a professional dental laboratory offers patients a more comfortable fit that can last longer than over-the-counter night guards with proper care. Schedule a consultation at the Ambriz Center for Reconstructive & Cosmetic Dentistry in Dallas, TX, to learn more about the benefits of a customized night guard.
"Dr Ambriz is absolutely one of the most gifted dentists in the world and noted for his skills in Reconstructive and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is the finest of the fine, and best of the best! The office is boutique style with delicious coffee, bottled water, personalized attention, with a strong twist of southern hospitality! I recommend Dr Ambriz to anyone, especially to folk who have been to several dentists, and from their personal experience, are ready for stellar care. My teeth feel great after receiving painless treatment from Dr Ambriz in a state of the art facility. The amazing fact is that most all patients are referred to him by other doctors, or other completely satisfied patients!"- G.L. / Google / May 09, 2016
"Dental care was expertly performed. Staff and professionals gave attentive personal service.I have had them perform very complex crown and veneer procedures, and the results are spectacular."- R.M. / Google / Jun 06, 2018
"Very friendly & professional staff. Dr. Ambriz is exceedingly skilled in various dental techniques & has great patient rapport."- J.F. / Google / May 02, 2018
"Nice and friendly office. Extremely attentive to my needs and great attention to detail."- G.G. / Google / Mar 09, 2017
"Dr. Ambriz and his staff are continuing to maintain the high standard of excellence that Dr. Harris established with his practice. It has been an easy transition for me and still feels like "family" every time I come for a visit."- P.C. / Google / Jan 09, 2017
A night guard can help patients who clench or grind their teeth at night (bruxism). If bruxism is not treated, patients may need extensive repairs with teeth straightening or restorative treatments. Patients who have bruxism may notice some of the following symptoms:
- Abnormal or misaligned bite
- Facial pain in the morning
- Fractured or cracked teeth
- Inflammation or swelling in the lower jaw
- Tight or painful jaw muscles
- Tooth sensitivity
- Worn down teeth
What to Expect
To get the best fit and protection, Dr. Ambriz has a custom night guard made for each patient. Impressions of the patient's teeth will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory where professionals will craft the night guard from high-quality materials. When the guard is complete and returned to the dentist's office, the patient will come in to have their night guard fitted and adjusted if needed.
Patients should wear their guard every night to get their best results and protect their teeth from further damage. Dr. Ambriz will give each patient instructions on how to clean and store their night guard to prevent bacteria from being trapped against the teeth and gums. Patients should bring their night guard to all future dental appointments so the dentist can adjust the fit and check the guard for wear. The dentist will let patients know when their night guard needs to be replaced.
Patients who have been diagnosed with bruxism or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder may be able to use their dental insurance to cover part of the cost of their night guard. Patients should leave their insurance information with our staff so they can determine the patient's benefits and personal expenses. During the consultation, Dr. Ambriz will go over cost estimates for the night guard and help patients understand payment options, including payment plans and low-interest medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
Wake up without pain and tooth damage by getting a custom night guard at the Ambriz Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry in Dallas. Talk to board-certified Dentist Dr. Ambriz about how a professional night guard can comfortably improve your sleep and prevent expensive damage to the teeth and mouth during your consultation.