The T-Scan system is a diagnostic device that measures the force and timing of dental occlusion.
Occlusion refers to the way your teeth meet when you bite together. Optimally, all your teeth should come in contact with one another simultaneously and with equal force. When this does not happen, your occlusion is unbalanced, and problems may result. Some of the issues may include the following:
- Damaged restorations (crowns, bridges)
- Fractured teeth
- Receding gums or loose teeth
- Pain in the teeth, muscles, and jaw joint
- Nighttime teeth grinding
- Increased headache and neck pain
- Greater tooth wear and sensitivity
How does the Bite Test work?
You bite down on a thin sensor, and the software displays the timing of contacts and levels of force in a dynamic movie. It will show your bite from beginning to end, and all that is happening in between. This will allow us to immediately visualize problem areas before you leave the office that day.
Successful diagnosis and treatment of your condition require state-of-the-art technology. We use the only computerized bite test that can accurately and objectively measure your occlusion/bite.
Tekscan® Technology allows us to correct your bite alignment with accuracy, otherwise unattainable.
If you have Insurance benefits, this procedure may or may not be a covered service.