This photo has been popping up all over social media outlets today. A lot of people have been tagging Damage Control in this photo’s comments. I thought I would share it and share a few comments. This picture shows what looks like teeth in a custom mouthguard. I have read some posts that say that this picture was taken at an MMA event in Canada. Other posts say this occurred in China and reports that this happened to a Brazilian fighter.
These are not real teeth that are stuck in the mouth guard. They are what look like either temporary crowns, a zirconium bridge, or a combination of crowns and a bridge. Either way it sucks that this costly dental work was damaged. However, this fighter was wise to be wearing a solid mouthguard to protect his dental work. He was wearing a custom mouthguard.
If he were our customer, we would have recommended our HXC™ custom mouthguard. We usually recommend this mouthguard technology for people that have crowns, dental implants or dental work they would like to protect as the HXC™ offers 417% more power dispersion than a regular custom mouth guard. We also recommend our HXC™ custom mouth guard to anyone who is in combat sports. Nevertheless, impact forces can exceed the protective capabilities of any mouth guard on the market.
From the looks of this photo, however, it appears that it was just his dental work that was damaged and not his teeth. Therefore, he more than likely did not suffer any pain from this incident. Click the link here to learn more about an HXC™ custom mouth guard.