Facility Services

T-Scan

Technology has transformed many aspects of our lives, and dental care is no exception. At Toronto Dental Specialists, our state-of-the-art office is equipped with some of the best new technology in dentistry so you can enjoy the highest standard of care currently available. We are skilled in computerized bite analysis, a technology that is not available in every dental office. We use T-Scan to diagnose to measure occlusal force easily and accurately. What is occlusal force, and why is it important to you?

The oral cavity is supported by an infinitely complex structure of muscles, ligaments, and bones. Ideally, all of these components work together harmoniously, and the force on your teeth when you bite down is balanced. When the force becomes imbalanced, chronic pain and a variety of dental problems can ensue.

These include:

• Headaches
• Neck pain
• Jaw pain
• Tooth wear
• Bruxism
• TMD/TMJ
• Fractured or broken teeth
• Failure of dental restorations
• Tooth pain and sensitivity

Traditionally, occlusal analysis involved a considerable amount of guesswork. Methods such as pressure indicator paste, waxes, and articulation paper can be inaccurate. None of the traditional diagnostic techniques measure like T-Scan, provides a highly detailed, multi-dimensional image with precision accuracy. The system includes a special device, which utilizes ultra-thin, disposable sensors. The unit transfers the data to an animated digital image, mapping the force and timing of pressure. Dr. Mark Lin can see exactly where the problem is, and how severe it is, so he can easily devise a customized treatment plan.

Better, faster diagnostics make for better, faster treatment. This system will help pinpoint the problem instantly, for fast relief. This system is also used after restorations are placed, to verify the bite force is evenly balanced, for optimal comfort and longevity of your dental work. It makes dental procedures more efficient and comfortable by eliminating multiple trips for adjustment. Dr. Mark Lin believes in getting it right the first time, and T-Scan helps him do just that!

Dental cone beam CT

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.