How Long Should My Nightguard Last

Posted on 5/8/2023 by Thomas Wold, DMD
How Long Should My Nightguard LastPeople who receive nightguards for protection from the damaging effects of teeth grinding and clenching may be wondering how long it will take to replace their piece. Obviously, you want to have your nightguard last as long as it could. It is a big investment when it comes to your oral health and bite function. Many things, though, come into play when it comes to determining how long the piece will endure and continue protecting the teeth normally.

What Influences your Nightguard's Lifespan?

The material that fabricates the nightguard is one element that influences how long it will endure. Make sure you have one fabricated of strong plastic material. Consider the custom-fitting nightguards obtained from a dental office.

A dentist designs and crafts the pieces from models of mouth impressions taken during your appointment at the dental office. These customized mouthguards are known to last longer since they are created to fit comfortably and snugly. Proper fit sometimes lengthens their lifespan.

Another thing that dictates the longevity of the nightguard is how you care for it. If you fail to clean the piece or store it safely in a clean case, it could get damaged. Ensure you rinse it every time you take it out of the mouth. Soak it for about 30 minutes using a suitable cleaner. Also, deep clean it after a month or less.

How Long Will it then Last?

A custom-fitting nightguard roughly has a lifespan of 5 years. Nonetheless, as earlier mentioned, depending on the kind of wear you subject it to, it could survive for that duration or even more. You could even have a nightguard lasting as short as just one year.

In case of any potential signs of wear or damage, visit our office for a replacement. Contact us today if you need a nightguard or want to have it repaired or replaced.

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