Dental CT scan machines, otherwise known as dental cone beam systems or dental CBCT, are found in more and more dental and specialty practices across the country. This is thanks in part to greater affordability and accessibility of CBCT systems, as well as the opportunity for advanced clinical imaging that CBCT provides.
Many dental professionals see owning an in-house dental CT scan machine as an investment in their practice, as 3D imaging can help increase treatment offerings and reduce referrals, which retains patients and can impact a practice’s bottom line.
With so many CBCT brands to choose from, where can you get started if you’re shopping for the first time? For over ten years, Renew Digital has worked with thousands of dental professionals to help them find the right dental imaging equipment for their practice. Doctors they speak with offer both positive and negative feedback on a variety of CBCT brands and models. This is a list of the most in-demand dental CBCT brands available today and some of the feedback received from dentists.
● DEXIS (Formerly KaVo) family of brands
Formerly known as KaVo, DEXIS owns some of the leading brands in dental CBCT and other dental imaging technologies, such as digital sensors and intraoral scanners. Their brands include i-CAT, Gendex, Instrumentarium, and KaVo, among others. It’s worth noting that Gendex, Instrumentarium and KaVo systems have all been re-named with DEXIS branding.
The i-CAT brand is known for its unique 3-in-1 capability and seated compact design. The i-CAT FLX v17 and i-CAT Next Generation, the current and previous generation models, respectively, are capable of taking high-quality 2D panoramic and cephalometric radiographs in addition to mid-to-large field of view (FOV) 3D CBCT volumes all in one scan. These i-CAT models are particularly helpful for orthodontic and oral surgery treatments.
Gendex and Instrumentarium are also reputable manufacturers who are well-known in the industry for their high-quality CBCT imaging capabilities. These brands are typically more affordable options, with small to mid FOV CBCT capabilities. Both Instrumentarium and Gendex models were re-branded to KaVo several years ago and have recently been updated to DEXIS branding.
Award-winning Planmeca CBCT systems deliver consistent, high-quality images. Recognized for their ease of use and dependability, Planmeca models, including the Planmeca ProMax 3D, feature built-in, dedicated panoramic and extraoral bitewing X-ray functionality plus a wide range of 3D field of view dental cone beam settings. Additionally, Planmeca’s Ultra Low Dose setting captures a dental cone beam scan at a dose lower than a standard 2D panoramic X-ray.
Sirona is highly regarded among doctors for both quality equipment and customer service. Their 3D imaging equipment is helpful in observing soft tissues and nerve pathways as well as developing more accurate treatment plans. Well-known models, like the Sirona Orthophos XG 3D and SL cone beam systems, combine dedicated panoramic X-rays and medium FOV cone beam images up to 8x8cm for single and dual arch applications. These models are also available with an optional cephalometric imaging module.
Carestream Dental is known for high-quality imaging, ease of use, and unparalleled affordability. Carestream Dental manufactures a wide range of dental imaging products. Carestream’s CBCT technologies allow for the capture of clear axial and sagittal 3D images for endodontics and implants, among many other applications. A cross-sectional template also enables the visualization of slice-by-slice distances for the most precise CBCT measurements for implant planning and other treatments. Carestream offers 3D volumes from a focused field of view (5×3.75cm) up to a large field of view (17×13.5cm).
Vatech has decades of experience in dental imaging technology and is a proven leader in delivering innovative, high-quality dental X-ray machines at affordable prices. Vatech CBCT machines have a reputation for providing extremely detailed 3D images that can help a practice provide better patient care for a variety of applications, including general dentistry, endodontics, dental implants, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and more. These versatile cone beam systems, which are available in a variety of field of view sizes, allow you to collimate the field of view so that the radiation dose is limited to only the region of interest. This combination of flexibility and safety provides both you and your patients with greater peace of mind.
The Renew Digital Difference
Because Renew Digital deals exclusively with certified pre-owned imaging machines, they can offer their customers the leading brands at 30% to 50% off the price of new systems. They can also offer their customers guidance on the best systems, regardless of brand, because they carry such a wide inventory of dental CT scan machines in addition to panoramic machines, cephalometric systems, and intraoral scanners. They take a brand-neutral approach so their staff can speak with you about current and previous generation models that will best fit the needs of your practice.
Start your search for a dental CT scan machine with a call to Renew Digital at 888-246-5611 or contact them online!