It can be difficult for dentists to know which the latest technology is worth the investment. Paul Ganjian, DDS, MA, predicts that Implementation of such technology is heading to be soon a standard of care and as common as having digital radiography and dental software management. There’s no question that dentists should seriously consider intraoral scanners as a future part of their practice.
Thanks to the rapid evolution of technology dentistry is constantly benefiting from such changes as partial side effects of these research discoveries of technology manufacturers, it is important for dentists to keep up with these changes by staying up to date on the latest innovations in dentistry. One of these newest revolutions is the integrated scanner. Equally, I’m penning this article I have discovered several more intraoral scanners in countries as far as Israel and Switzerland.
This device is capable to revolutionize the delivery of dental treatment and patient management in a format that can be hard to compare to the conception of digital imaging radiography. Understanding the immediate benefits should be considered and compared in my opinion to evolution of smart phone and its later additional hardware and software improvements and add-ons. Some immediate advantages are delivering accurate scans of your patient’s bite or tooth without the demand to take traditional impressions. Implement intraoral dental scanner into your pattern can save time during the early stages of treatment, save money on impression materials, and bring better results for your patient in the long run, plus the ability of immediate restoration in your practice. The list of what a third or fourth generation scanner would be capable of based on an American Association of Digital Dentistry consensus is in short called “Dentistry’s digital Milestone”.
The digital dental scanners are all claiming to be consummate. The organized dentistry whom I strongly support and admire has done poorly evaluating intraoral dental scanners. A group of dentists with further minimum training of masters degree in information or digital technology have come up with three simple recommendations for dental practitioners and dental professionals in organized and higher education.
Here is the consensus:
1. No dental association even ADA should endorse or mention the products unless it’s tested by a team of certified experts.
2. Such equipments require a solid commitment from the R&D department which requires historical commitment of the research department and change in the quality of the hardware.
3. Historical research in the R&D information of the current product plus the focus of the manufacturer in constant improvement and upgrade of hardware and software.
4. Reputation of the product by word of mouth and research in the digital news information.
The intraoral scanner eliminates many of these time-consuming and often imprecise steps. A digital impression taken by an integrated scanner delivers a quick, accurate image of the treatment region. The nuisances of taking an impression with putty and filling it with messy plaster are no longer factors.
A more, there is no need to care
The distortions that can happen due to the inconsistent nature of traditional impression material Intraoral scanners are the future of dentistry. By implementing them into your practice at present, you will put yourself and your team ahead of the curve in dental care. Your patients will be tickled with the ease and efficiency of this new technology, giving them even more incentive to move forward with treatment. An investment in Intraoral dental scanner now will be an investment in your practice, your standard of upkeep, and above all, your patients.