The Importance of T-Scan III Digital Electronic System in Fixed Restorations Occlusal Analysis – A Review
Keywords:dental occlusion;, T-Scan III digital electronic system;, articulating paper;, fixed restorations
BACKGROUND: Occlusion is one of the most important aspects of dentistry. Dental occlusion differs among individuals. Subsequently, realizing the correct physiological occlusion is essential for the complex functioning of the stomatognathic system during the mouth prosthodontics rehabilitation.
AIM: The purpose of this review paper is to provide an overview of the T-Scan system over its utility in fixed restorations occlusal analysis.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic search was performed through PubMed, MEDLINE, Web of Science, and Google Scholar. The inclusion criteria for selection were articles reporting the occlusion analysis using articulating paper as a conventional method, and occlusion analysis using T-Scan III digital electronic system to detect contact points between the mandibular and maxillary teeth.
RESULTS: The electronic search identified 70 titles. Authors ended up with eight studies which have been divided into two tables. The first table is described four studies which present a comparison between the T-Scan III electronic system and articulating paper. The second table is described 4 studies which present occlusal analysis using the T-Scan III electronic system.
CONCLUSION: Based on the published literature, this review has highlighted some advantages of the T-Scan electronic system compared to articulating paper. The studies showed that the T-Scan computerized occlusal analysis which can provide quantifiable occlusal force and timing data that will make it possible to better protect brittle dental ceramic, and most importantly, to improve the quality of patient’s lives with improved bite comfort and chewing function.
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