3D printed nightguards

3D printed nightguards

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on 3D printed nightguards, the cutting-edge solution for teeth grinding and occlusal issues. At figs Dental, we prioritize your dental health and well-being. In this article, we will explore the benefits of 3D printed nightguards, their effectiveness in protecting your teeth, and how our advanced technology ensures a customized and comfortable fit. Trust us to provide you with exceptional dental care and the latest innovations in nightguard solutions.

Nightguards, also known as occlusal guards, are oral appliances designed to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of bruxism (teeth grinding) and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). These custom-fitted guards create a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing excessive wear, fractures, and other dental complications caused by grinding and clenching.

The Advantages of 3D Printed Nightguards

Traditional nightguards were typically made using manual impression techniques, which could lead to inaccuracies and discomfort for patients. However, with the advent of 3D printing technology, nightguards have undergone a remarkable transformation

Precise Customization

Using digital scans and computer-aided design (CAD), 3D printed nightguards are precisely tailored to fit your unique dental anatomy. This ensures optimal comfort, better protection, and an improved overall experience.

Enhanced Comfort and Fit

Traditional nightguards often had bulky designs that could be uncomfortable to wear, impacting sleep quality. In contrast, 3D printed nightguards are crafted with precision and can be designed to be thin, lightweight, and specifically contoured to fit your teeth, gums, and bite. This leads to increased comfort and promotes better adherence to wearing the nightguard.

Durable and Long-lasting

Utilizing advanced materials and manufacturing techniques, 3D printed nightguards are highly durable and designed to withstand the forces of grinding and clenching. They offer long-lasting protection for your teeth, providing peace of mind and cost-effectiveness over time.

Efficient Manufacturing Process

The 3D printing process allows for rapid and efficient production of nightguards. Digital scans of your teeth are used to create a precise virtual model, which is then sent to the 3D printer for fabrication. This streamlined process reduces turnaround time and enables faster delivery of your customized nightguard

The 3D Printed Nightguard Process


1. Digital Scanning

During your dental visit, our skilled dental professional will use advanced digital scanning technology to capture a detailed 3D image of your teeth, gums, and bite.

This scan serves as the basis for creating a virtual model of your mouth.

2. Custom Design

Using specialized software, the digital scan is transformed into a precise virtual model. Our dental team will meticulously design your nightguard, taking into account your specific needs, occlusion, and comfort requirements.

Dentists treat patients' teeth.

3. 3D Printing

Once the nightguard design is finalized, it is sent to our state-of-the-art 3D printer. The printer utilizes high-quality, biocompatible materials to fabricate your nightguard layer by layer, ensuring accuracy and durability.

4. Quality Control and Finishing Touches

After the 3D printing process is complete, our dental professionals conduct thorough quality control checks to ensure the nightguard meets our high standards. Any necessary adjustments or final touches are made to ensure an optimal fit and function.

Model of a tooth at the dentist.Doctor shows the patient a tooth.Reception in the dentist's office
Image of smiling patient looking at the dentist

5. Delivery and Instructions

Once your 3D printed nightguard is ready, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to wear and care for your nightguard effectively. We will address any questions or concerns you may have and ensure you are confident in using your new nightguard for maximum dental protection.

Partnered Programs & Insured Plans

At FIGS Dental, patient comfort is a top priority. We strive to create a welcoming and relaxing environment for all of our patients and our friendly, compassionate team is available to answer any questions you may have. We also believe that high-quality dental care should be accessible to everyone, which is why we accept a variety of insurance plans and offer flexible payment options.

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