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Tekscan

The T-Scan system is a diagnostic device that measures force and timing of dental occlusion.  

Occlusion refers to the way your teeth meet when you bite together. Optimally, all your teeth should come in contact with one another at about the same time and with equal force. When this does not happen, your occlusion is unbalanced and problems may result. Some of the problems may include:  

     
  • Damaged restorations (crowns, bridges)
  • Fractured teeth
  • Receding gums or loose teeth
  • Pain in the teeth, muscles, and jaw joint
  • Nighttime teeth grinding
  • Increased headache and neck pain
  • Greater tooth wear and sensitivity

How does the Bite Test work?

You simply bite down on a thin sensor and the software displays the timing of contacts and levels of force in a dynamic movie. It will show your bite from beginning to end and all that is happening in between. This will allow us to immediately visualize problem areas before you leave the office that day.

Successful diagnosis and treatment of your condition require state-of-the-art technology. We use the only computerized bite test that can accurately and objectively measure your occlusion/bite.

Check out our ad in Saint Louis Magazine to learn more about how Dr. Weisenfels uses the most advanced technology to pinpoint and correct your bite issues.

Occlusion Color photo handout.pdf

 

Tekscan® Technology allows Dr. Weisenfels to correct your bite alignment with accuracy, otherwise unattainable.

 If you have Insurance benefits, this procedure may or may not be a covered service.