While dental professionals rely on many different tools to manage their practices and care for their patients, dental imaging systems are some of the most important. Dental X-rays are often the first, and most critical step, to providing effective diagnostics, or planning patient treatment and dental procedures. It could be argued that the dental imaging system you use is one of the most important clinical devices your practice owns, as it directly impacts both patient and dental practice financial health.
Dental CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) systems have become the standard of care for many modern dental and dental specialty practices. Dental cone beam images allow dentists and patients alike to see more of their dental anatomy, eliminating “guesswork” and streamlining patient communication. Dental CBCT systems can help improve patient treatment by enhancing efficiency and expanding the services offered by your practice. This, in turn, can help positively impact your bottom line as well. If you’re considering expanding the capabilities of your practice with a dental CBCT machine, take a look at just some of the reasons why owning a dental CBCT machine is great for your practice.
Enhancing Practice Image
As the dental landscape becomes more competitive, branding your practice and setting it apart from your competitors are critical to your success. Adding a dental CBCT machine to your listof diagnostic tools can enhance your practice image. For example, placing a few photos of the machine as well as sample dental cone beam scans on your website can boost the appeal of your practice to current and prospective patients alike. Patients that visit your practice and see the new technology “in action” can also improve their perception of your practice as well as the more advanced technological skills of you and your staff. After all, an investment in new technology is an investment in patient treatment, and patients will recognize that.
A better clinical reputation equates to more trust, which can result in improved patient retention, greater patient referrals, more new patient starts, and a healthier bottom line for your practice.
Better Clinical Outcomes
The best treatment starts with the best planning, and the advanced digital imaging features provided by today’s dental CBCT machines have significantly improved diagnostic and treatment planning capabilities. Each patient and every case are unique, and dental CBCT scans allow greater insight into the fine details of individual patient anatomy. This enables greater creativity and efficacy in treatment planning, as dental cone beam scans will provide you with tools to explore different treatment options for certain patient conditions.
With the power of 3D imaging, you won’t need to figure out treatment plans in real time. You can explore and even simulate different options before selecting the one that will work best for the patient. These explorations can result in more predictable clinical outcomes and healthier and happier patients.
Improved Patient Communication
Another benefit of owning a dental CBCT machine is that it will enhance patient communications. Patients can see and interact with their own 3D scans, giving them an improved ability to understand your diagnoses and treatment recommendations, and as a result, increase trust in you and your practice.
Other 2D images, such as panoramic or periapical X-rays, are often more difficult for patients to visualize and understand since they lack the special training and education required to interpret dental anomalies presented with these limited imaging applications. Cone beam images allow patients to view their teeth and other dental anatomy in 3 dimensions, where they can see their dental conditions first-hand and can better understand if and why they require treatment, and the short and long-term consequences if your recommendations are not followed.
The image enhancement and treatment simulation tools available with dental CBCT imaging software can also help patients visualize their own dentition both before and after treatment, something that is also not possible with 2D imaging. This will make the procedures performed during a course of treatment much more relatable to your patients, giving them confidence in the process (and in you) as they become “partners” in the process.
Where to Find Affordable Dental CBCT Machines
Because dental CBCT machines are often significantly higher priced than 2D panoramic systems, many dentists consider them financially unattainable. However, finding the right supplier may be able to help you achieve your goal of adding 3D technology to your practice sooner than later.
Renew Digital, the leading provider of used dental equipment for more than a decade, provides a wide range of certified pre-owned dental CBCT machines and other digital dental X-ray equipment, at prices far below the cost of new systems. In fact, the purchase of a dental CBCT machine from Renew Digital can save most dental practices up to 30-50% off the price of a new system.
You don’t have to sacrifice quality by purchasing a used dental X-ray machine. Renew Digital tests all their used dental equipment against manufacturer’s specifications and includes the latest software and firmware so the systems can be sold in “like new” condition.
Each purchase of a certified pre-owned dental cone beam machine from Renew Digital includes installation, training and a comprehensive warranty that covers all replacement parts and onsite service, delivering even higher value. In addition to their affordable prices, Renew Digital offers financing options that can put dental CBCT systems within reach for most practices.
Get started today – visit their website, RenewDigital.com,contact Renew Digital online or call them at 888-246-5611. Their knowledgeable sales team will help you select the ideal dental CBCT system for your practice needs.