Postfabrication thickness of single- and double-layered pressure-formed mouthguards

Şen Tunç E., Ozdemir T. E., Arıcı S.

DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.29, no.5, pp.378-382, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/edt.12010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.378-382
  • Keywords: mouthguard, sports dentistry, thickness, INJURIES, ABSORPTION
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


AimThe thickness of a mouthguard (MG) plays an important role in its primary function of preventing injuries. Multi-layered MGs have recently come into prominent use due to the disadvantages associated with single-layered MGs. Whereas researchers have evaluated the postfabrication thickness of single-layered MGs, the effects of fabrication procedures on multi-layered MGs are unknown. This study aimed to evaluate postfabrication thickness of various single-layered and double-layered pressure-formed MGs.