Snoring is no fun for anybody. It may disturb the sleep of the sufferer and their partner, and good sleep is vital to overall health and wellbeing. Bond Street Dental may be able to assist in fixing problematic snoring.
What is snoring? Relaxed airways can collapse in sleep, producing soft tissue vibrations during breathing – creating the disruptive noise we know as snoring. With an oral snoring device, the airway remains open, allowing easier breathing and preventing snoring and, usually, mild sleep apnoea (when the airwave above the voice box becomes blocked by collapsing airways, briefly stopping breathing and prompting the brain to send an alert, which often results in waking the sleeper with a sudden snort.)
A mandibular advancement splint called the SomnoMed MAS™ is a custom made oral appliance worn during sleep hours to aid in the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Treatment involves one initial appointment to take impressions of the upper and lower jaws, followed by a second appointment to fit the appliance.
It’s important to note that a dentist cannot diagnose sleep apnoea, only a sleep specialist can. This is why in most circumstances, a consultation with a medical practitioner or sleep specialist is required, prior to proceeding with the construction of a snoring device.
Benefits may include:
- Custom made and comfortable
- Improved sleep quality
- Permits full range of mouth opening and closing
- Minimises disruption to normal oral functions such as speech, drinking and yawning
- Easily adjustable
- Non invasive treatment
- Durable and easily cleaned
Snoring can be a problem for the sufferer, but also for their partner. Therefore, it is no surprise that many people are in denial of their problem or feel embarrassed to talk about it. The Bond Street Dental Clinic offers snoring solutions in a comfortable environment, where the patient can speak freely about their problem. So, by making an appointment at the Bond Street Dental Clinic, patients experiencing snoring can find solutions to their problem in the form of a custom-made mouthguard or other dental-related solutions.
The Bond Street Dental Clinic does not only provide snoring solutions to patients though, since we also have numerous cosmetic dentistry services available. These dental services consist of treatments such as porcelain veneers, crowns, CEREC restorations, dentures, bridges and dental implants. In addition to regular implants, our team also provides patients with All-On-4 dental implants, which is an oral rehabilitation treatment that is an alternative to regular dental implants. When a patient is not immediately eligible for normal dental implants, it is usually due to a lack of jawbone. Unfortunately, this often means the patient needs expensive and lengthy bone grafting procedures before they can get their dental implants. However, if a patient chooses an All-On-4 dental implant treatment, they do not need bone grafting to get their dental implants. If you are not eligible for normal dental implants, be sure to check out the information on the All-On-4 dental implants available on our website, or make an appointment with one of the dental implant experts at the Bond Street Dental Clinic.