For years, dental occlusion had been largely a matter of guesswork for dentists. Articulation paper, waxes, pressure indicator paste, etc. were all dentists had to assess and balance the forces of occlusion. Most of these methods are not sensitive enough to detect simultaneous contact, and none measure both biting time and force. Tekscan met the challenge by developing the T-Scan® III system. T-Scan’s grid-based sensor technology proved so successful that Tekscan has applied the same technology to hundreds of other applications, forming Tekscan’s Medical and Industrial divisions.
With articulation paper marks, there is no scientific correlation between the depth of the color and the mark, its surface area, amount of force, or the contact timing sequence that results as that paper mark is made. The T-Scan® III Occlusal Analysis system quickly and precisely determines the amount of force within a given paper mark. The software graphically displays both forceful and time premature contacts to the user for predictable occlusal control during adjustment procedure.
T-Scan® III is a reliable and easy-to-use clinical diagnostic device that senses and analyzes occlusal contact forces using paper-thin, disposable sensors. The T-Scan® III system comes with a full-featured Patient File Management system, which makes storing patient records and tracking occlusal recordings simple, and makes the system an integral component of the clinical workstation for occlusal diagnosis and treatment.
The T-Scan® III Occlusal Analysis system can be incorporated into your office in the following ways:
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The T-Scan system is a valuable tool that aids 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, headaches, and TMJ Disorder. Get the bite right, with T-Scan.
Consider including the T-Scan/EMG software module
BioEMG-T-Scan Integration Module:
The T-Scan® III-BioEMG Integration Software synchronizes and integrates the data of the T-Scan® III with electromyography data of BioResearch’s EMG unit (BioEMG). BioEMG measures muscular functions of the head and neck while the T-Scan® III shows the force and distribution of teeth. Together, they give a comprehensive view of your patient’s bite.
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