All set to go digital

All set to go digital with your Dental Practice?

First, ask yourself these questions. If you're thinking about making the jump to digital dentistry, ask yourself these three crucial questions to see if it's suitable for you.

For many dentists, who are used to traditional impressions and workflows, the digital dentistry learning curve might be overwhelming and rather intimidating, and the upfront cost can be prohibitive. The transition from analog to digital impressions can appear to be quite a difficult task. Some dental professionals question whether the shift is worthwhile.

You can be certain that learning digital impressions, intraoral scanners, and digital workflows will not take you too long a time. In fact, most of the practices we work with simply require a few hours of training to become comfortable with digital dentistry.

However, for most practices, it is still a significant change. This move has various advantages, but you must plan your practice before making the switch.

Before going all in, you may want to consider these three crucial questions and trademarks of digital dentistry.

When it comes to digital technology, there are a few critical questions to consider:

1. What exactly are you hoping to achieve?

If you want to learn more about digital, you should: You desire more speed, precision, and convenience, as well as to save time. Automated methods would be beneficial to your practice.

2. What is your vision for the future of your practice?

If you want to learn more about digital, you should: You'd like to have more time available for new and existing patients. You want to draw in patients who have higher expectations for their comfort and experience. You want to grow your practice or maybe sell it in the future.

3. What does it mean for you and your practice to adapt to more modern work practices?

If you want to learn more about digital, you should: PVS or alginate impressions consume far too much of your and your staff's valuable patient time. You wish to expand your specialty services by adding additional digital workflows. Your team is receptive to new ideas and technology that is simple to use.

You'll have a solid idea of whether it's the correct moment to go digital once you've answered those three questions.

If you're still undecided about whether or not to switch to intraoral scanning, look at the following three areas:

The Process of Adapting to New Technology and Workflows There will be a learning curve. When selecting a supplier, it's critical to consider the level of training and assistance provided. When we partner with a dental office, for example, we provide free training for all employees as well as chairside help via chat and live phone conversations. You might be on your own if you opt to go digital without a technological partner. Make sure your dental lab accepts digital impressions as well. Finding a fully digital dental lab like ours, with more experience with digital technology may be the best option.

Selecting the Appropriate Intraoral Scanner While intraoral scanning and the digital workflows that go with it have been around for a long time, not all scanners are suitable for all dental operations. It's critical to choose a scanner with a user interface that's easy to use and performs well for the services you provide.

Although the switch to digital may require some adjustment, it is well worth it, according to 50 percent of the country's dentists. Going digital sees a return on investment in growth, time, and effort. Basically, modernity is much like the evolution of communication from carrier pigeon to email. The learning curve is insignificant in comparison to the value on the other side.

Digital Technology's Return on Investment

Consider the impact of improved patient experience and shorter sessions, which leads to increased production - all of which help to repay the cost of an intraoral scanner. One of the most popular intraoral scanner manufacturers, 3Shape, includes a useful ROI calculator that will show you just how much money you'll make.