T-Scan brings science to the art of occlusion. Dental occlusion refers to the way your teeth meet when you bite together. All teeth should come in contact with one another simultaneously with minimal force. When this does not happen, your occlusion is unbalanced and problems often occur. Some of the effects of poor dental occlusion are damaged restorations (crowns, bridges), early failure of implants, loosening of teeth, receding of gums, clicking, grinding or pain in your jaw joints (TMJ Disorder), ringing in your ears, difficulty in opening and closing your mouth, flattened and worn teeth and continual sensitivity of your teeth to temperature change.
For years, dental occlusion had been largely a matter of guesswork for dentists. Papermarks and waxes were the only tools available to assess and balance the forces of the bite. These methods do not detect simultaneous contact, nor do they quantify time or force. T-Scan III is the only technology available on the market to offer instantaneous occlusal data, including timing and force.
An occlusal exam is very easy. You simply bite down on a thin sensor, which is comfortably shaped to fit the arch of your mouth. Vivid graphics display tooth contact data immediately and accurately, highlighting each tooth and the force level exerted on that tooth during occlusion. This allows you and Dr. Stender to immediately visualize problems areas before you leave the chair that day. Patients are fascinated and impressed when they see for themselves the improvements that can be made to their bite using the T-Scan III in as little as one treatment. T-Scan III is used for fixed and removable prosthetics, implant prosthetics, periodontal management, orthodontics, locating painful teeth, precise dental case finishing and much more.