We have added the T-Scan Occlusal Analysis system to our practice. The T-Scan is a diagnostic device that allows us to better analyse and adjust your bite (occlusion) and prevent problems.
What is dental occlusion?
Dental occlusion refers to the way your teeth meet when they are brought together. All your teeth should come in contact with one another at about the same time with equal force. When this does not happen, your occlusion is unbalanced and some problems that may result from this are:
- Damaged restorations (crown, bridges)
- Fractured teeth
- Receding gums or loose teeth
- Pain in teeth, muscles and jaw joints
- Night time teeth grinding
- Increased headache and neck pain
- Greater tooth wear and sensitivity
How can we help balance your bite?
A smile occlusal exam with the T-Scan system is quick and painless. It gives us the information we need to easily determine and restore the perfect balance of your bite. You simply bite down on a thin sensor and the software displays the timing of contacts and level 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 visualise problem areas.
Ask us today if a bite test is right for you.