At Bucks County Smiles, we are dedicated to giving our patients functional and beautiful smiles that look and feel fantastic. Our cosmetic dentists use Tekscan®, a computerized bite analysis that provides detailed information to precisely evaluate your bite.
Tekscan® by BioResearch is an innovative dental technology that analyzes the alignment of your bite. It provides a comprehensive picture of what might need to be corrected to optimize your bite and smile.
Tekscan® computerized bite analysis is used to identify and correct alignment issues with your jaw. It is also very helpful after a cosmetic or restorative dental procedure to ensure the perfect alignment and fit. This includes procedures such as dental crowns, implants, porcelain veneers, and bridges.
The word “occlusion” refers to how the upper and lower teeth join together to create your bite. When the bite is misaligned, it is called a “malocclusion.”
Any significant misalignment in the bite can cause long-term issues because the teeth are not applying even pressure when biting and chewing. In the long run, this can cause dental problems, including:
As you can see, having an aligned bite – not too forward, not too far back – can make a huge difference in your long-term oral health. With Tekscan® Computerized Bite Analysis, problems can be detected early and corrected before they become bigger problems.
If we think you need Tekscan® computerized bite analysis, we will let you know when you come in for an exam at Bucks County Smiles. We often use this technology when performing cosmetic and restorative dental procedures.
Our Tekscan® technology helps reduce the risk of dental implant failure and traumatized teeth, which can lead to the need for root canal therapy. Tekscan® can also significantly reduce the possibility of unstable dentures, ineffective dental bridges or splints, and fractures in porcelain veneers and other restorations. Anywhere occlusion (your bite) plays a role, Tekscan® can help!
Tekscan® Computerized Bite Analysis actually provides a full 360-view of the bite. It provides precise measurements of bite force as well as bite time. Tekscan® also measures how the teeth join and come apart as the jaw moves.
All of this detailed information can make a huge difference in the treatment plans, giving us a much better chance of total success. This enables us to better protect all the teeth, gums, and jaw through a more natural and functional bite.
When our dentists perform cosmetic and restorative work, the more information we have to perfectly align the bite, the better. This enables us to avoid potential problems after a big dental procedure, which means you will be more comfortable and have a healthier smile.