Can you use a snoring mouthpiece with dentures
Stop snoring mouthpieces or Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs) work by fitting securely over your front teeth on the top and bottom of your mouth. From this position, the device slightly pushes your lower jaw forward in order to widen your airway and prevent your tongue from sliding to the back of your throat. This then stops the vibration of the tissue near your airway, leading to a quiet night’s sleep. Because this process requires the mouthpiece to engage with your teeth, there are certain instances where an anti-snoring mouthpiece should not be used.
Regardless of whether they’re artificial or your original teeth, stop snoring mouthpieces work when you have all your front teeth. These are especially important because they’re what the mouthpiece holds onto as it adjusts your jaw to stop snoring. If you’re missing any of your front teeth, top or bottom, or have loose teeth in this area, the device may not be able to set your jaw into the right position to work properly.
There are some instances where you can use a stop snoring mouthpiece such as ZQuiet with partial dentures. If the dentures only include one front tooth, either on the top or bottom, a mouthpiece can still work effectively. However, if two or more front teeth are impacted, or you are missing any of these teeth completely, a different snoring remedy should be used in lieu of a MAD.
MADs should not be used if you have full dentures since there most likely aren’t enough teeth to securely hold the mouthpiece in place to continue working throughout the night.
Other dental conditions
Similar questions about use may arise if you have bridges or crowns. Just like with partial dentures, the impact on the front teeth determines the possibility of being able to use an anti-snoring mouthpiece. The more your front teeth are affected, and the weaker they may be, the less likely a MAD is the right choice for you to stop snoring. Many people are able to use a stop snoring mouthpiece with crowns, but you should make certain they are securely in place and that the remaining tooth is healthy.
Additionally, missing teeth for any reason can greatly interfere with the effectiveness of a stop snoring mouthpiece. If two or more of your six front teeth on the top or bottom are missing, do not use a MAD.
A perfect fit
The ideal mouth for a stop snoring mouthpiece includes a full set of strong, healthy front teeth. This provides the best environment for the device to properly fit over your teeth and set your jaw in the right position to decrease your chance of snoring.
Consult your dentist
Although certain stop snoring mouthpieces, like ZQuiet, are available without a prescription, should you have any concerns about whether this type of device will work in conjunction with your existing dental conditions, you can consult a dentist first. Make sure you talk to them about the specific device you’re thinking of using so they can accurately assess whether or not it will stop your snoring and is appropriate for use. If the device can’t fit properly in your mouth due to missing or loose teeth, it won’t be an effective anti-snoring device for you.
Still, have more questions about stop snoring mouthpieces? Our thorough list of Frequently Asked Questions can help you find the information you need to make an informed choice on which stop-snoring mouthpiece is right for you.