Night Guards, Retainers and Crowns
If you wear a night guard or retainer and have a new crown placed you will most likely need a new guard.
If the guard/retainer is on the same arch of the mouth as your new crown then it will no longer fit properly. If the guard/retainer is on the opposite arch of the new crown than it will still fit. But…It may have to be adjusted.
Please bring your appliance to your new crown appointment and the dentist can assess the fit for you or make arrangements to get you a new guard/retainer that will fit properly in order to protect your teeth for the future. Sometimes you may need to have a new one made and an estimate can be sent to your insurance company at the first visit. This allows for all of the procedures to be booked accordingly in order to prevent too much time passing without a retainer and guard. This helps to ensure continued retention and protection of the teeth for long term.