Dental occlusion refers to the way your teeth meet together or your bite. When teeth do not occlude at the same time problems may result including:
- fractured teeth (abfractions)
- damaged crowns, bridges, veneers
-teeth grinding or clenching
- receding gums
-pain in teth, muscles and jaw
Nearly every dental procedure impacts occlusion. For years articulating paper, the blue or red paper you bite on, was used to mark points on the teeth where they contact. Now with modern technology we have digital occlusal analysis with a tool called T-scan or Tekscan.
Based on software readings, the force and timing of your teeth coming together, can be accurately determined. The T-scan helps restore the perfect balance of your bite.