Bite diagnostics with the T-scan device
The bite is called the relationship of the dentition, it is assessed when the dentition of the upper and lower jaws is completely closed. Our teeth are constantly exposed to significant stress during the chewing process. If a tooth is removed, treated and restored with filling materials or an implant is installed, the situation changes, there are violations of the closure of the dentition (occlusion). This can cause serious malfunctioning of the dentition.
What is the threat to a patient with poor occlusion?
- premature tooth loss;
- early erasure of enamel;
- chips on implants and other structures;
- progressive gum disease;
- disorders in the functioning of the temporomandibular joint.
How is research done?
Previously, dentists used exclusively special articulating paper to check the contact between teeth. After the doctor placed the filling, the patient bit the paper, and the doctor determined in which places the “overestimated” contact was made. But today there is a simple and very accurate method – T-scan digital diagnostics. It makes it possible to quickly and accurately determine where and in what places the bite needs to be corrected.
This does not cause unpleasant sensations for the patient and always gives a more accurate and predictable result. How is the diagnosis carried out? The patient bites a special plate with built-in pressure sensors. They send the received information to the computer. The program examines the obtained data and gives the results to the doctor. In our clinic, this diagnosis is included in the “Beauty Test” service package.
What can be learned with the help of the distal occlusion diagnosis:
- Determine inaccuracies and problems in occlusion.
- See how the load is distributed across different groups of teeth.
- Determine the most appropriate chewing load.
- Find those areas where the teeth are more tightly or looser.
- Determine the synchronization of muscle work.
- Determine at what speed the teeth are closing.
- Check the correct opening of the teeth and the movement of the lower jaw relative to the upper.
In what areas is it used?
This practical device is used in various fields of dentistry. It is also useful before undergoing cosmetic procedures, since the proportions and beauty of our face depend on the correct bite.
Orthodontics. If the patient has problems with the bite, the device will accurately and quickly identify areas of abnormality.
Therapy. After the dentist has installed the filling, it must be properly ground, as even small deviations in the bite will be felt.
Comprehensive diagnostics. To determine the pathology of the dentition and draw up the correct comprehensive individual treatment plan.
Orthopedics, prosthetics. If the load distribution is incorrectly calculated, this will inevitably lead to serious errors in the prosthetics. The service life of the structures will be significantly reduced. Diseases of the joint and muscles may appear, which were not previously observed. Not only aesthetics will suffer from this (mimic wrinkles will appear), but also the correct functioning of ligaments and muscles will be disrupted. Diagnosis of occlusion with T-scan will make it possible to avoid all of the above complications.
What are the benefits of bite diagnosis?
Accuracy and zero error. Thanks to the accuracy of the information received, the doctor can achieve an excellent work result.
Painlessness of the procedure. In the process, the patient does not feel anything, he feels comfortable.
Forecasting capability. T-scan allows you to accurately predict treatment outcomes.
Interaction with the client. The result of digital diagnostics clearly demonstrates to the patient the progress in his treatment, he can see with his own eyes that he managed to achieve some success in certain tasks.
Prevention of diseases of the oral cavity. Studying the occlusion in detail, dentists find the slightest deviations in a timely manner and take appropriate measures.
The use of this innovative device makes it possible to analyze with high accuracy all problems in the oral cavity and select the most appropriate treatment methods.