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3-Dimensional (3D) Dental Scanners: Changing the dimensions of dental healthcare

3D dental scanner is the transformation in the field of dental healthcare which provide with more indications and better tools, integrated scanners and documented accuracy, future proof solutions, stronger ecosystem to dental system. End users of these 3D scanners according to the speciality are: Dentist, Dental lab, Implantologist, Orthodontist and Orthodontic Lab. In order to give the patients a great treatment experience, more options and growing practices, Medit introduced its latest scanner Identica T500, fast scan engine with highly efficient software algorithm, high-speed camera and projector, which can scan a full arch in just 12 seconds and eight dies within 19 seconds. Utilizing state-of-the-art blue light scanning technology, Identica T500 achieved the highest quality scans with accuracy of <7 microns. Other traits include flexible grip, touch sensor and projector conservation mode.

These 3D dental scanners allow technicians to create near photo-realistic visualization of patient’s face and teeth designed in 3D. Scanners have software that helps to create 2D image of patient teeth. With the advent of digitalization new E-scanners that are affordable by all the labs of all the sizes are introduced in the market while raising the bar for entry level solutions. The orthodontists primarily opt for 3D dental light scanners due to their ease-of-use and their ability to deliver fast and precise information. White light scanners give reliable data regarding dental structure by recording, measuring, and translating photographic images and blue scanners provide faster and more precise information about narrow and deep areas of teeth.

One tends to wonder if the tooth can be so important and if people would travel across countries to get their treatment done. Individuals from the west travel to get their dental treatment done in other parts of the word primarily because it saves 60 to 70% of their treatment costs. For instance, Root Canal Treatment which is done for $700 to $1500 can be done for Rs 4000 to Rs 6000 in India. That’s how dental tourism is an emerging opportunity for the countries with popular dental treatments. In India, with the investment being spent in the Healthcare sector to likely go up from 1.04% to 2.5% of GDP by 2020 bettering the quality of services and the infrastructure encourages dental tourism.

Major players in the market are 3M, Danaher, Planmeca OY, 3Shape, Aicon 3D Systems, AGE Solutions, Align Technology, Amann Girrbach, Asahi Roentgen Industry Co. Ltd., Carestream Health, Carl Zeiss Optotechnik, Condor, Densy3D, Dental Wings, GT Medical, J. Morita, Kulzer, Straumann, Zimmer Biomet, Zirkonzahn and regional players are adopting new and advanced technologies to improve their market share. To know more, kindly visit: Global 3D Dental Scanner Market Outlook 2024: Global Opportunity and Demand Analysis, Market Forecast, 2016-2024