Top Intraoral Scanner Models: A side-by-side comparison

Which dental scanner is the best one for your practice? We compared over 40 intraoral scanners to find the answer for ourselves.

3 shape intraoral scanner

Choose the right intraoral scanner for your practice

Is your dental practice considering using intraoral scanning for dental imaging? You’re not alone, the global intraoral scanner market is rising and expected to grow exponentially in the next 5-10 years.

An increase in edentulism due to an increasingly aging population has increased the need for restorative procedures that can be completed faster with intraoral scanners, and at the same precision as physical impressions.

However, not all intraoral scanners have identical functionality, and making a technology purchase for your practice can and should require some research into your options.

When assessing intraoral scanners for this comparison, we looked at:

  1. Ease of use
  2. Accuracy
  3. Software compatibility and speed
  4. Cost


Our team identified four intraoral scanners that are clinically viable: iTero Element, CEREC Primescan, 3Shape Trios, and scanners from Medit.

We compiled a list of the pros and cons for each scanner and made a final conclusion about each one.