Understanding and Practice of Eating-Swallowing Disorder

치과의사 맞춤형 마우스가드의 제작방법

  • Noh, Kwantae (Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University)
  • 노관태 (경희대학교 치과대학.치의학전문대학권 치과보철학교실)
  • Published : 2018.06.01


The mouth guard is a device with elasticity to be installed in the oral cavity. It has a function to reduce the trauma in the oral cavity and to protect the teeth and surrounding tissues from trauma. The purpose of mouth guard is to prevent trauma and concussion. It is mandatory to wear a mouthguard in sports where there is a lot of contact and the possibility of trauma or concussion in the mouth area is high. The mouse guard is divided into a stock type, a mouth formed type, and a custom made type according to the manufacturing method. The custom made type is made on the individual dentition model and has excellent retention because of its excellent fit. Also, the effect of trauma prevention is excellent. It is possible to design and adjust by the dentist and reduce the complaint the athlete has about the mouthguard. In this article, the process of making a dentist-customized mouthguard was described.