Sirona is a technology and innovation leader in dentistry and has served dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems, CBCT imaging systems, extra oral imaging systems, digital imaging technology dental treatment centers and hand instruments.

Thanks to Sirona’s 3D scanner technology, dental patients will have a better understanding of their oral health, which in turn makes their overall visit more comfortable. With 3D imaging, patients receive the highest image quality for their diagnoses, a low dose of radiation and shorter visits—that is what 3D units provide. These advantages allow for greater certainty and help make difficult assessments easier, while providing dentists the opportunity to explore new options for implantology, endodontics, orthodontics and more.

How severe is the bone atrophy or the lesion? Is the tooth impacted? In all dental disciplines, there are numerous questions that can be answered far more easily using 3D imaging. 3D scanners offer clinicians and specialists numerous options for diagnosis, treatment plans and patient consultation. With 3D imaging, patients understand and accept treatment recommendations more readily, improving their overall experience. Furthermore, it allows for a broadened range of procedures from placing implants faster to providing sleep apnea solutions.

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The following three benefits of 3D Scanner technology help to improve the overall quality of a patients dental visit:

  1. Better Image Quality: From the positioning of the patient to the optimized image, all elements of the image process are carefully synchronized to complement each other. High resolution and noise reduction work together. The reduction of metal artifacts produces images with reduced scatter.
  2. Low Dose Radiation: For patients, experiencing the lowest possible exposure to radiation is crucial. This is why Sirona 3D uses an image intensifier with state-of-the-art technology for the large scan volumes. You can lower the dose even further by choosing a smaller volume for the least exposure to radiation.
  3. Smother Workflow: 3D scanners offer intuitive handling and individualized work flow with just a few clicks: The SIDEXIS software package is tailored exactly to the needs of the practice, which in turn benefits the patient. In addition, the scanner systems are compatible with most third-party software for orthodontics, which makes processing 3D x-rays extremely simple.

The 3D imaging process allows for true digital dentistry. The results are enhanced patient communication, better-quality final outcomes, and an improved patient experience.

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