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Top 6 reasons 

What is an intraoral scanner and why does your dental practice need one?

An intraoral scanner is a handheld device used to create a digital impression in dentistry. This device has really become essential for every dentalpractice that places a premium on efficient procedures and the patient experience.

So, what is the function of an intraoral scanner and what are the ways your dental practice can benefit from having one?

What is an intraoral scanner?

An intraoral scanner, like this one, is a tool used to capture a digital impression — a highly accurate 3D model of your patient’s dentition. Digital impressions have all the same applications as traditional impressions, plus some added benefits1. Here the top 6 reasons your clinic should invest in an intraoral scanner.

1. The patient experience: Intraoral scanners vs. polyvinyl impressions

Conventional dental impressions can be a substantial source of discomfort for patients, from sizing the trays to the taste of the impression material to the fear of gagging or choking. It's no wonder patients prefer the digital impression technique.1

In addition to an intraoral scanner providing a more comfortable patient experience, you can save time and money replacing your physical impressions with digital scans.

2. Patient education and treatment acceptance

Use that digital impression to show, rather than tell, your patients where their problem areas are and what needs to be done. Not only can high-tech processes be extremely impressive to patientsbut they may be more willing to accept treatment for a problem they can see for themselves!

3. Real-time intraoral scans can improve accuracy and reduce re-dos

Remember that you’re capturing your intraoral scan in real time, so you will see gaps or holes that indicate data is missed as you scan. Some intraoral scanners take the feedback a step further by providing scan warnings and guides. Some even leverage AI to fill gaps and holes or remove unnecessary data. 

In fact, with the right equipment, training and technique, you should know before the patient ever leaves the chair if you have a quality impression—which can mean fewer re-dos and patient callbacks. 

As a bonus, you won’t ever have to worry again that your impression will get damaged on the way to the lab—simply send the digital file to your lab with a click!   

4. Fast turnaround time 

The fact that you’re able to send the scan files to your lab instantly versus mailing a physical impression, can reduce turnaround time by several days (just another reason your patients will adore you).  

Additionally, if your lab can provide instant feedback, they can tell you on the spot if any adjustments are needed and you can take care of them while your patient is still right there in the chair.  

5. Almost no waste

Intraoral scans generate very little waste when compared to the amount of material used to take an alginate impression.2 This is great for sustainability while saving you costs.  

6. Attract more patients through social media

Promoting your digital practice through social channels establishes your authority, builds trust and ultimately gets patients excited to see you.  

In fact, a peer reviewed study found that the type of impression offered to the patient had a significant impact on the patient's perception of the treatment provided, with the digital impression being the preferred technique.1

Intraoral scanners simply make sense

Intraoral scanning helps you acquireaccurate data, streamline processes, and gives patients greater comfort than traditional impressions — while also educating and building trust.  

Intraoral scanners have become a no-brainer for clinicians who want to practice dentistry at a high level.

Need a good place to start? 

Click below to talk to your local DEXIS™ representative about the DEXIS IS 3800W—the simple yet powerful wireless intraoral scanner from DEXIS.