T-Scan: Digital Bite Analysis Delray Beach
Digital Bite Analysis, or simply bite test, is performed when patients needs to have their occlusion measured.
It is necessary to measure a patient’s bite when treatments involve night guards or orthodontics, for example.
Also, when a crown needs to be leveled, or when constant tearing of teeth affects your mouth, Dr. Goetz may require a Bite Analysis.
Sometimes, the way the upper teeth and the lower teeth fit together is not correct. This brings along dental problems such as constant jaw pain, wearing and tearing of teeth, and discomfort.
T-Scan technology is used to perform the Digital Bite or Occlusion Analysis. It measures the force of the teeth when biting. The patient will simply bite down on a sensor. This sensor will check level, force and timing of the bite, providing exact data so that Dr. Goetz can diagnose the problem and start your treatment plan.
Tackling issues caused by an improper bite is essential for your oral health.
Why Should You Get a Digital Bite Analysis
Benefits of Digital Bite Analysis
Digital Bite Analysis: Procedure & Diagnosis
DIGITAL BITE ANALYSIS PROCEDURE
Digital Bite Analysis is a quick and modern method used when your dentist needs to measure the force and timing of your bite.
A state-of-the art T Scan is used to take accurate and precise data of your bite.
This allows the doctor to prepare the correct treatment plan according to your needs and oral conditions.
You can expect the following steps for a Digital Bite Test:
- First, the doctor must check your oral conditions through an initial comprehensive exam
- Then the dentist will use the T-Scan for the patient to bite for some seconds. This way we get digital information and pictures of the patient’s bite.
- These digital images:
– provide information about the bite force, timing and function of a patient’s bite.
-give information about different movements that teeth make
– allow data to be seen on the computer screen. This way the dentist can get an effective diagnosis of the problem that is affecting your mouth.
- Due to its characteristics, T Scan bite analysis facilitates communication between dentist and patient. As a patient, you will be able to see the information provided about your bite and discuss your treatment possibilities with the dentist according to your needs and budget.
- Once the results of the T scan are ready, your doctor will establish your treatment plan. Depending on whether you need to level your teeth, reduce teeth grinding or correct your bite with orthodontics, implants or any other dental treatment, the procedure will vary in time and form.
DIGITAL BITE ANALYSIS FAQs
What is Digital Bite Analysis
Digital Bite Analysis is a computerized bite test that provides accurate data about your bite. This helps the doctor diagnose if your bite is not functioning well and this way you can get the right treatment to avoid the consequences of an improper bite.
How Do I Know If I Need a Bite Test?
During the initial comprehensive exam, your doctor will evaluate if you need a Bite Analysis before your treatment. A bite test is totally painless and it takes only a few seconds, so you will feel no discomfort or pain if your doctor recommends a Digital Bite Analysis.
How Much Does a Bite Test Cost?
Ours is a fee-for-service office. That means services are paid upfront after your visit. However, we do accept insurance and help you with all paper work so you can get reimbursed directly at your home. Coverage for Digital Analysis will depend on the type of insurance or plan you have. We recommend you talk about coverage and prices with your insurance company to reduce out-of-pocket costs.
Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of a Surgical Guide?
Dental insurance coverage varies, but some plans cover diagnostic procedures such as x rays or digital diagnostic procedures. Keep in mind we are a fee-for service office. However, we work with PPO plans as out-of-network providers. Our staff will kindly file the claims for you so you can get reimbursed directly soon after your treatment has been completed.
Is Bite Analysis Painful?
No. A Bite Analysis takes only a few seconds. The patient simply needs to bite on the digital sensor or T-Scan device while the results are seen on a computer screen. This allows the dentist to get all the necessary information about your bite before starting a treatment plan.
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