About Mouth Guards
Mouth guards that are custom built by a dental professional, such as our dentists in Hickory, NC, may be used to shield the teeth and gums while enjoying contact sports (i.e. hockey and football) or other activities that often have a high risk of falling or injury (i.e. biking and skating). In addition to defending the jaw, teeth, and gums, wearing a mouth guards has also been shown to boost athletic performance by lowering stress, which diminishes the production of hormones that can restrict endurance, strength, and reaction time. Even though generic mouth guards are priced lower, custom built mouth guards from our dentists at DentalWorks - Hickory are created from superior quality ingredients, fit more snuggly, last for a longer time, and give more reliable protection, which can prevent high-priced dental services.
"Good practice. Does good work. Friendly staff."- M.M. / Google / Mar 15, 2018
"Very friendly and concerned about my teeth and comfort. I'm so very thankful for their services."- K.S. / Google / Mar 15, 2018
"My very first visit to Dental Works was to get a painful tooth extracted. It went amazingly well.. Dr. Spurgas was wonderful and his assistant, Natasha, was absolutely wonderful. I have lived in the Hickory area for 10 plus years and wish I had heard about Dental Works back then. But better late than never. I went in yesterday for my "new patient" appt. I can not tell you how empressed I was. I have never had such an indepth exam from a denal outfit in my life. From Jessica, who took individual x-rays of my teeth to Michele who examined each and every tooth and then the one and only amazing Dr. Spurgas who told me the treatment plan they figured out for me. I've got a lot of work to be done but believe me I know I'm in capable hands with my team and Dental Works."- T.C. / Google / Mar 02, 2018
"Great place. Friendly and knowledgable staff. I am from Chapel Hill, and I love this place more than UNC Chapel Hill Dental a lot more, because the staff are a lot more personal. Even though they don't have the most up to date equipment, my insurance works with them while UNC does not."- M.Z. / Google / Jan 28, 2018
"Dr. Spurgas and Tasha was AWESOME during my procedure today!! This was my first visit and definitely not my last. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and I would highly recommend DentalWorks for all your dental needs!!"- R.Y. / Google / Jan 22, 2018
What to Expect
To personalize the mouth guard, our dentists will take a set of digital X-rays and molds for the dental lab where progressive equipment and top-quality supplies will be used to build the patient's personalized mouth guard. When the mouth guard is shipped back to DentalWorks - Hickory in Hickory, NC, our dentists will fine-tune the mouth guard for the patient's ideal fit and the most secure bite.
Our dentists will talk to the patient about all mouth guard use information, such as the proper technique to wash and keep the mouth guard. To make sure the fit and wear of the guard is modified if needed, the patient should take their mouth guard to every one of their scheduled appointments at DentalWorks - Hickory. With ideal use and care, a mouth guard can be worn for 6 - 8 years, so our dentists will assess the mouth guard at all visits and help the patient choose when they may need a replacement mouth guard.
A personalized mouth guard is generally not paid by insurance companies, however DentalWorks - Hickory will calculate every individual's benefits and personal expenses. To help make personalized mouth guards affordable for our patients, DentalWorks - Hickory does take quite a few methods of payment and we also have financing plans.
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Protect and Prevent
To help you prevent expensive dental services, our dentists at DentalWorks - Hickory offer personalized mouth guards for athletic activities to help defend your jaw, teeth, and gums from injury and trauma. A personalized mouth guard from DentalWorks - Hickory in Hickory, NC saves your mouth with a secure fit and a better quality.