About Mouth Guards
Mouth guards made from impressions taken at Crown Dental in West Richland, WA can protect the teeth both at night to help prevent teeth grinding and during sports play. The high-quality custom mouth night guards, as well as athletic guards from Crown Dental are made at a dental laboratory to fit your particularized needs so that they are comfortable and easy to wear. For athletes, these mouth guards provide a solid defense against mouth and teeth injuries while also minimizing stress. Additionally, there is evidence that wearing a mouth guard while playing sports can reduce the production of hormones that reduce strength, reaction time, and endurance. While sleeping, a mouth guard from Crown Dental dentist, Dr. Walberto "Wally" Cantu, and his staff can also be used to ease pressure in the jaw from TMJ disorder, to correct sleep apnea, or to alleviate teeth grinding.
"Very friendly, I had several questions and they answered every single one of them. Thank you Dr. Cantu. We are very happy with your service. We’ll be back in 6 months ????????"- R.S. / Google / Feb 09, 2019
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"I just want to say how happy I am with Crown Dental. Dr Cantu is such a sweet man...you can tell that he’s the real deal. He made me feel very comfortable and hopeful about finally getting my smile back and I could tell that he really did care about my concerns regarding my ability to feel confident with my smile.His dental skills are unmatched by any other dentist I have ever been to. I braced myself as I waited for him to pull my wisdom tooth out...only to find out that he had already finished the job! The whole staff is just amazing! Every person from start to finish treated me with the utmost care and kindness. There is a VERY good presence in this practice! I know I found my Dental Home!"- C.C. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"Dr. Cantu has earned my respect. I highly recommend him as a dentist. After he worked on my teeth several times they look stunningly pretty to me, even though I have just a few teeth at this point. I must say I smoked for years, brushing and flossing cannot overpower tobacco damage to teeth. The few teeth I have left he agreed we can keep and must. Dr. Cantu's bedside manner is remarkable, even with someone like me that does not have 32 teeth. He is remarkably kindhearted. I have been to several dentist throughout my life when possible, and he stands with the best of the best. He is really blessed with a talent of excellency in dentistry, and he appears to know he is blessed. His office is very clean and appealing. His staff attentive. His assistant excellent too. His background music soothing. I am thankful to have Dr. Cantu as a dentist!"- D.C. / Google / Feb 18, 2020
What to Expect
Once Dr. Cantu decides the type of mouth guard that will be created for the patient, a series of digital X-rays and dental impressions will be taken to send to the dental laboratory. At the dental lab, a custom mouth guard will be crafted from high quality materials and sent back to the dentist’s office. We will check the mouth guard for proper fit and bite and make minor adjustments for the patient’s comfort.
Patients should carefully follow all care instructions the dentist gives them for their mouth guard, including cleaning and storage. The mouth guard should be brought to all future dental appointments so we can check the wear and fit of the guard over time. Depending on how the mouth guard is used, it may last up to 8 years, but the dentist will let the patient known when it is time for a new mouth guard.
A custom mouth guard can cost from $200 - $1,000, depending on the materials used and whether the patient needs upper only or upper and lower mouth guards. During the consultation, the dentist will go over the patient’s dental concerns and their goals for their mouth guard and then help determine the best mouth guard for their situation.
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Our office offers a variety of mouth guards for protection from jaw clenching and tooth grinding, as well as sports and other athletic activities. The dentist also provides guards to help treat and prevent migraine headaches.