In our ongoing efforts to provide you with optimal dental care, we fully embrace technology at Comfort Dental Care Clinic. We’ve seen how technology has revolutionized dental care and how it continues to deliver new and improved forms of treatment. We are committed to passing these technology-driven benefits on to you to ensure that you enjoy the best of oral and general health.
A case in point is digital bite assessment, for which we use the T-Scan Digital Occlusal Analysis system.
What exactly is digital bite assessment?
It’s a procedure by which we gauge how balanced your bite is. A balanced bite is when all of your teeth touch at the same time and when the force exerted on each tooth is optimal for the function your teeth perform. As you may have guessed, an unbalanced bite is one where timing and force are not optimal.
An unbalanced bite is a condition that needs to be examined and diagnosed because it can lead to multiple unwanted effects over time, including discomfort or pain in your teeth when you chew or bite down. It can even cause headaches, pain in the ears, and generalized facial discomfort.
The process of digital bite analysis – performed with the T-Scan Digital Occlusal Analysis system – helps us to determine whether your bite is balanced or not.
What is the T-Scan Digital Occlusal Analysis system?
The system is equipped with an ultra-thin sensor that is shaped to fit into your mouth comfortably. The sensor measures the force, timing, and location of the contacts between your teeth when you bite.
The T-Scan Digital Occlusal Analysis system is connected to a computer as it performs its bite-assessment task – so when you bite, the system displays data in full-colour 3D images that enable us to spot potential problems with your bite. The T-Scan can even display information about your bite as graphs that show your bite’s force and timing at specific locations.
Did you know?
Sometimes, patients feel that a filling or crown is too high and they come to see us to resolve this bite-related problem. However, conditions such as teeth grinding, toothache, soreness in and around the jaw, headache, pain in one or both ears, general facial discomfort can also be due to a problem with your bite. To find out, please get in touch with us.
Looking for digital bite assessment in downtown Montreal?
Thanks to high-tech options, such as the T-Scan Digital Occlusal Analysis system, the Comfort Care Dental Clinic is well-equipped to meet your specific needs. Come meet our team of dedicated dental professionals at our clinic conveniently located in downtown Montreal at 2045 Stanley Street, Suite 1100 – just a two-minute walk from Peel metro station.