Intra-oral scanners are becoming the standard care in the dental industry. If you are considering one for your practice, here’s what you should know!
The marketing opportunity
Patients prefer a more technological advanced office, that maintains comfort! Intra-oral scanners today have smaller wands than before at a lower cost.
Closed vs Open Systems
If the system is open or closed will determine your use and how often you will use the device. Originally many intra-oral systems were closed. This meant that the scans were sent directly to the company without an option to send them elsewhere.
Selectively open systems started to evolve as another option due to demand. However today, the most common systems are open! With open systems, you can send files to almost any service that can receive them.
Ease of Use + Accuracy
Many of the systems are user friendly. Some require you to view a screen for the scan or watch the scanner. Most systems are more accurate than traditional impressions.
Warranty + Service
Warranty can vary depending on the company. Most systems include a warranty for a year, with the option to extend for another two. Make sure to note that intra-oral scanner wands are sensitive and require constant disinfection. Following the protocol is essential!
After many years of this technology evolving—with lower costs, more competition, and open architecture—it’s time to consider if an intra-oral scanner is right for your practice. Talk to us at Dens ’N Dente for your dental equipment needs today!
– The Dens ’N Dente Team