Expense is a relative concept - it’s about the perceived value that the product or service delivers in return for the money. People often compare the price of a product or service compared to another, weighing up the pros and cons to decide if any new purchase is ultimately a price worth paying. However, it’s worth remembering to compare ‘apples with apples.’
For those looking to move into digital dentistry, the perceived expense can be a major barrier. Adopting new technology, such as an intraoral scanner, often requires a significant capital investment, and the return on that investment is one of the most important considerations for any business looking to make the move into digital. However, digital scans have quickly become the ‘gold standard’ in dental care and investing in an intraoral scanner, and related digital technology, has made business sense for many years now.
Doing the maths
Introducing an intraoral scanner as part of a digital workflow should be regarded as an investment, not as an expense. This state-of-the-art equipment will more than earn its keep in today’s busy practices. Digital technology eliminates mundane and often time-consuming procedures and instead provides a higher level of consistency, accuracy and precision in restorative dentistry, improving practice efficiency, streamlining workflows and increasing patient satisfaction with both the process and the result. The time saved by using an intraoral scanner over analogue impressions means reduced chair time, reduced material and ultimately happier patients.
A digital impression is far more comfortable for patients, it shortens appointment times and there’s no mess. With a digital impression clearly shown on screen in 3D high definition, the clinician can evaluate the scan before the patient leaves the chair. Any adjustments required can be made, either completed in-house or the scan sent instantly to the laboratory of choice. Whichever the option, the whole process leads to a well-fitting restoration, reducing the incidence of costly remakes.
Patients are growing evermore aware of digital technology in dentistry and are actively seeking out practices that offer a digital option. They read online and learn from friends about the faster and more comfortable treatment enabled through intraoral scanners and want this for themselves, driving new patient acquisition and treatment uptake.
Invest in the best
For any practitioners looking to invest in an intraoral scanner for treatments such as implantology, orthodontics and restorative dentistry, there has never been a better time to future-proof your practice and take advantage of the most advanced technology available.
Consider a scanner that is fast, reliable and easy to use with a simple and intuitive interface. Invest in a versatile scanner that can accommodate every discipline of dentistry, from restorative, implant, orthodontic to sleep apnoea treatments. With patented, next generation scanning technology and a dynamic lens that gives scan depth up to 20mm, allowing accurate scans of deep margins and implants, Primescan from Dentsply Sirona is one of the world’s leading intra oral scanners.
With no licence fees, no on-going contracts, and unrivalled customer training and support, Primescan will enable you to expand the treatment options in your practice, ensuring greater patient satisfaction and helping to grow a more efficient and profitable business.