Dental technology has evolved significantly in the last few decades. One of the most useful diagnostic tools we use at our dental practice is the T-scan, which is primarily used to analyze one’s bite.
What is a T-scan?
T-scan, developed by Tekscan, is a clinically recognized and widely preferred system to analyze an individual’s occlusion. It includes a paper-thin, individualized, digital bite sensor that is hooked to a computer to relay collected information. This innovative technology can help the dentist to discover the presence of a malocclusion before it increases in severity. When used in conjunction with traditional adjusting methods, chair time and repeat visits can be significantly reduced.
How does the T-scan work?
Initially, the dentist or staff member will ask you to bite down on a thin electronic sensor. Information is digitally recorded, and the software generates a visual report.
The data rendered by the T-scan allows the dentist to:
- Find out how the teeth from the upper and lower jaw come in contact with each other.
- See the relative force and timing with which the teeth meet.
- Involve the patient in the process by showing visually how their bite progresses from start to end.
- Determine and diagnose occlusal concerns and formulate suitable treatment therapies.
What are the advantages of T-scan?
- Dentists and their patients are able to visually see occlusal issues.
- System accuracy and precision up to 1/1000th of a second.
- Reduced risk of restoration failure (including implants, crowns, veneers, and bridges).
- Reduced adjustment treatment times and visits.
Dental technology has evolved significantly in the last few decades. One of the most useful diagnostic tools we use at our dental practice is the T-scan, which is primarily used to analyze your bite and determine