Thousands of dentists and specialists across the globe are making the investment in intraoral scanners. Used to create digital impressions and exportable patient records, intraoral dental scanners have proven to be a mainstay in today’s digital dental world. With more competitors on the market than ever, intraoral scanners are becoming more affordable and more accessible – but also more difficult to compare.
So, if this is your first time investing in an intraoral scanner – or you’re looking to replace an existing dental scanner, here’s a reference guide you may use to choose your next intraoral scanner.
When using an intraoral scanner, the quality of the scan determines the accuracy of the lab work received. Your scanner must be able to capture scans in fine detail and have the accuracy to support your imaging needs, including common uses like crowns, bridges, dentures, partial dentures, night guards, and clear aligners.
This relies on advanced hardware and software working together to capture anything found in a patient’s mouth, such as shiny metal or edentulous areas. The precision of the scanning technology will be the difference between a seamless scanning experience or a call from your lab technician requesting a redo.
Speed and Software
The software used with your dental scanner directly affects how the scanner performs, which includes how quickly you can scan. The intraoral scanner you want in your operatory should have no lag time between the scan and loading the images on your screen. The leading scanners on the market today should be able to scan a full arch in under 60 seconds.
Ease of Use
Your investment in an intraoral scanner is partially influenced by the promise of increased comfort, both for your patients and your staff. Your team needs an intuitive scanner with a user-friendly software interface that aligns with your workﬂow. Dental scanners with a complex digital interface make it difficult for their operator to quickly use them with a patient in the chair.
The size and quality of the scanner device are essential as well. How does it feel in your hand? Does it ﬁt comfortably in patients’ mouths? Is there a proper grip? The best intraoral scanner should allow you to scan without awkward positioning.
Today’s market offers intraoral scanners at a range of prices, with a variety of features that affect the amount you’ll end up paying. You’ll always want to keep in mind the main treatment area you’ll be using the scanner for – after all, some brands are more popular for certain procedures.
Generally, for a new intraoral scanner, the range you can expect to pay is between $20,000 and $30,000. Like any other technology, there are entry-level brands that have few premium options along with higher-end models with more sophisticated features.
Be aware of other costs attached to the scanner, such as additional equipment, software subscription, training, and support. Look for ease and simplicity while acknowledging hidden expenses.
Shop Used Intraoral Scanners and Save
Did you know you can save 30-50% off the price of an intraoral scanner when you purchase through Renew Digital? For over 10 years, doctors have known Renew Digital as the leaders in certified pre-owned dental imaging. They carry the leading brands that are most requested by doctors so that they can bring you the best value for your practice.
Renew Digital is proud to be an authorized dealer of iTero Element® scanners. They proudly offer the iTero Element Flex Foundation CPO Intraoral Scanner, which includes a 3D-optimized laptop, Invisalign® workflow, and restorative platform, all with no recurring costs for 3 years. This means you’ll have no monthly fees on your software, subscription, and warranty. They offer this complete package, the iTero Element Flex scanner, laptop, and bundled warranty and integration teams all for just $15,995.
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