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3D Imaging

More precise diagnoses, clearer explanations: 3D imaging has many benefits. Be it overlaid teeth, unexpected nerve channel paths, concealed roots, or temporomandibular joint anomalies, the value 3D images provide in diagnostics is unmeasurable.


3D Units

Orthophos SL

This versatile 2D/3D hybrid unit features revolutionary technology and patented positioning solutions. An optional ceph arm adds to its broad range of offerings.

Orthophos XG 3D

The most popular 2D/3D hybrid unit worldwide, with optional ceph arm. Simply reliable. Every day.

Benefits at a Glance

The Orthophos SL 3D and Orthophos XG 3D share more than just similar names, both units are based on a proven successful hardware platform and software system. This gives you:

Efficient diagnostics thanks to exceptional image quality

Always following the ALARA principle, our 2D/3D hybrid solutions make sure that you can count on the image quality you need for the given indication at the lowest possible dose.

Keep your practice running reliably thanks to proven quality

Proudly "Made in Germany" quality and more than 100,000 units sold worldwide, we can say one thing for sure: Our Orthophos units stand for best-in-class reliability.

Reproducible results thanks to easy handling

Our innovative patient positioning systems constructed for increased stability, in addition to an intuitive control panel, have been designed to reduce the learning curve needed to comfortable integrate any of our units into your practice and to support your practice efficiency.

Broader practice offering with modern treatment solutions

Our smart treatment solutions are perfect companions for our x-ray units, giving you new possibilities for your practice offering, now and into the future.


Feature Highlights of our 2D/3D Hybrid Family:

Variety of volumes

Our fields of view have been developed to match your needs. Starting with a focused 5 cm x 5.5 cm FoV for endodontic or single implant cases up to 11 cm x 10 cm* for the complete dentition and upper airway analysis, you decide which volume is the right one for you.

*11 cm x 10 cm Orthophos SL only

No shine on MARS

Metal artifacts present a challenge for 3D imaging. With three-dimensional reconstruction, radiopaque objects create shadows and streaking effects on the X-ray image. This is especially true for patients with metal restorations, these artifacts make diagnostics more problematic. The MARS software (metal artifact reduction software) reduces metal artifacts in 3D images significantly. This improves the image quality substantially and renders diagnostics with less complication.  

High definition mode (HD)

At standard settings, Dentsply Sirona imaging units are set to SD (Standard definition) mode with a supreme balance of image quality and dose value for everyday practice life. For certain indications, i.e. visualization of fine root canals, high definition (HD) mode shows all necessary details at just the click of a button.

Patient positioning: The backbone of reproducable image quality 

Safe operation, easy positioning, high image quality – this best describes the Dentsply Sirona technology behind the occlusal bite block. The patented bite block technology automatically establishes the correct inclination of the patient's head, positioning the patient in the occlusal plane, partnering with the 3 point head fixation and firm handles to ensure stable positioning-limiting unnecessary correction scans. 

3D Imaging: Experience the Difference

3D technology is becoming increasingly well-established in dental practices around the world. For more precise diagnoses and treatment explanations, 3D X-rays offer a number of advantages. Whether with superimposed teeth, unexpected nerve canal paths, hidden roots, or temporomandibular joint anomalies, 3D images are invaluable for a large number of diagnoses.

With the Orthophos XG 3D and the Orthophos SL 3D from Dentsply Sirona, several hundred individual images are produced when taking a 3D X-ray in the space of just a few seconds. Using this data, the software generates a 3D image of the jaw area. The practitioner is then able to take a "virtual tour" of the scanned volume and assess the data from every dimension.