For years, dental occlusal analysis had been largely a matter of guesswork for dentists. Articulation paper, waxes and pressure indicator paste were all dentists had to assess and balance the occlusal forces. Most of these methods are not sensitive enough to detect simultaneous contact, and none measure both biting time and force.
The Tekscan system is a reliable and easy-to-use computerized method that senses and analyzes occlusal contact forces using paper-thin, disposable sensors. This aids Dr. Vita in the diagnostic process of analyzing a patient's bite and showing what is and what is not functioning properly. When a bite is unstable it can cause pain, teeth and dental restorations to crack and break, gum disease, tooth loss, and headaches.
The T-Scan is a device where a patient bites down on an ultra-thin sensor. The computer then analyzes and displays the data. Because the sensor technology is so advanced, the T-Scan can detect both biting time and force. This will allow Dr. Vita to correct any bite issues without the guesswork previously needed and reduce the number of office visits you will need to have your occlusion (bite) corrected.