Before certain treatments like Invisalign and customized night guards, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Langenbach and Dr. Thomas will need to perform bite analysis, or a bite test. At their San Diego, CA office, the dentists will use Tekscan, or T-Scan, technology to measure occlusion, which is how the teeth fit together when they come into contact with each other and also while resting. Problems with occlusion can cause wear and tear on the teeth and lead to pain, chipped or damaged teeth, and jaw pain. At the dentists’ practice, T-Scan technology is utilized, as well as certain methods are taught to help bring the teeth into harmony. T-Scan shows how stable the bite is, which includes the level and timing of force on the teeth. All treatment to correct an improper bite is 100% customized for optimal results.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Tekscan, or T-Scan, is a diagnostic machine that is used to perform the Bite Test to check occlusion and see if there are any problems. For the test, a patient simply bites down on a thin sensor. From there, the software will show the timing of the contact between the teeth and the level of force exerted. It shows the bite in its entirety from beginning to end, including everything that happens in between. Any problems can be detected immediately.
Since the T-Scan provides instantaneous results, your dentist can immediately determine if there are any problems. If so, a customized plan can be created as soon as possible. Since many factors can cause a poor bite, such as teeth grinding, wear and tear, inaccurate restorations, and orthodontics, the dentist will determine the cause. Invisalign, night guards, new restorations, and more could be used to rectify a bad bite.
In order to get accurate pricing for Tekscan, it’s important that you speak with your dentist for detailed pricing. To reduce out-of-pocket costs, you may want to contact your dental insurance carrier to see if the procedure is covered under your plan.
FIX YOUR BITE
A bad bite can lead to pain, discomfort, worn and chipped teeth, and more. The best way to fix a bad bite is to assess your occlusion with the Bite Test. At our practice, we use Tekscan for more accurate results. Want to know more? Simply pick up the phone and call our office today for a consultation.