T-Scan® Novus™ is dentistry’s only clinically recognized and research validated digital occlusion analysis system.
Dr. E’s Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is proud to offer the latest in technology to identify and treat occlusion. Tekscan is raising the bar in dental care by revealing occlusal dynamics.
With T-Scan, you are able to see where you couldn’t before using traditional occlusal indicator methods, such as articulating paper. This state-of-the-art, digital software helps our office to identify premature contacts, high forces, and interrelationship of occlusal surfaces.
T-Scan® provides dynamic occlusal measurement—revealing the level and timing of force on individual teeth and the occlusal stability of the overall bite—bringing articulating paper marks to life.
What is occlusal stability? Occlusion means the fitting together of the teeth of the lower jaw with the corresponding teeth of the upper jaw when the jaw is closed – essentially your “bite.” Having occlusal stability is important in the case of full mouth restorations, veneers, implants, orthodontics, treating TMD, myofascial pain, headaches, and more.
A recent clinical study found that 94% of dentists struggle to pinpoint occlusion using articulating paper alone1. Adopting T-Scan in conjunction with paper gives you clear 2D and 3D representations of occlusal forces as well as valuable timing data, so you no longer need to rely on guesswork to evaluate occlusion. T-Scan is also a great visual aid that helps patients to better understand their occlusion and the treatments that may be necessary to balance bite forces.
T-Scan captures 2D, 3D, and 4D data in the form of a video that displays force, location, and timing of occlusal contacts–from the first point of contact through complete disclusion.
T-Scan for Cosmetic/Esthetic Treatment
Achieving a balanced occlusal scheme during orthodontic and restorative cases is critical to maintaining a beautiful smile (both esthetically and functionally). With T-Scan®’s digital bite force data, you can identify early and high forces that pose a threat to the longevity of ceramics and natural teeth.
With the visual representation of your occlusion, Dr. E and her staff can better explain how you will manage destructive forces throughout your treatment and show you how you can avoid fractures and breakages.
Whether eliminating destructive forces on a new restoration, or performing an occlusal analysis and adjustment procedure, T-Scan helps balance our patients’ occlusions with precision and accuracy.
- The Paper Mark Challenge is adapted from Kerstein, R.B., and Radke, J. Clinician Accuracy When Subjectively Interpreting Articulating Paper Markings, The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice, 2013, VOL. 32 NO. 1