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T- Scan a digital pathway to occlusal perfection: a review


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Author Details: Reeta Jain, Ravudai Jabbal, Shweta Bindra, Swati Aggarwal

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-480X

Print ISSN : 2581-4796

Article First Page : 32

Article End Page : 35


Abstract

For years, dental occlusion had been largely a matter of guess work for dentists. Articulation paper marks, waxes, pressure indicator paste, etc. were the only tools available to access and balance the bite force. These methods do not detect simultaneous contact, nor do they quantify time and force. With the advent of T-SCAN the scenario has changed. The evolution of T SCAN from 1st generation to 8th generation (1847-2015) has revolutionized the concept of occlusal analysis. The modern version of T SCAN system released in 2012 i.e. T SCAN 8 was purposefully designed to minimize the T SCAN 3 user interface complexity. T SCAN 8 has reversed desktop graphics for simpler data display with less software, toolbar buttons and icons. The system comprises of Microsoft windows based software, associated hardware and patented thin disposable sensor. Patient is asked to bite on ultra-thin senor. The occlusal contact is transferred to the computer and presented in a dynamic movie format. It thereafter allows for full color 3 or 2 dimensional graphics. It depicts the percentage of force per tooth. The software enables the doctor to dynamically visualize the patient bite from beginning to end and everything in between. The analytic software displays such as centre of force (COF) and COF trajectory provides an in depth understanding of the overall balance of occlusion.

Key words
: T-Scan, Digital Occlusal Analysis, Bite force