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Top Dental Imaging Brands Offering Extraoral Bitewings

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Today’s digital dental imaging marketplace is highly competitive, which is a great benefit to buyers! Not only will you have a wide selection of brands, modalities, and features available, but advanced technology is now more affordable than ever. Now, dental imaging manufacturers compete on the narrowest margins, namely unique features/functionality, customer service, and price. You shouldn’t need to compromise on your budget to find a quality machine built to last for years to come.

One of these distinguishing features, highly sought after by dental professionals and specialists is extraoral bitewings. Originating with world-renowned imaging brand, Planmeca, there are now several brands that offer their version of this desirable feature.

Let’s talk about extraoral bitewings and some of the leading brands which offer models with them.

Why Extraoral Bitewings?

There are a number of reasons why dental and specialty practices seek extraoral bitewings for their staff and patients. Less cross-contamination by minimizing intraoral X-ray methods makes for a safer workplace, especially when considering the current global pandemic. Plus, you can often get the same high-quality images as intraoral X-rays for accurate diagnoses. You and your patients will feel peace of mind from the low radiation dose, plus you’ll all benefit from more efficient patient care.

Top Dental Imaging Brands Offering Extraoral Bitewings

As previously mentioned, Planmeca was the first dental imaging brand to offer extraoral bitewing technology with their Planmeca ProMax family of products. This spans all of their extraoral imaging product modalities, including panoramic, pan/ceph and CBCT (cone beam).

Based on feedback from doctors, here are today’s top brands which include extraoral bitewing functionality on their imaging systems:

  • Planmeca
  • Sirona
  • Carestream
  • Vatech
  • KaVo/DEXIS


Award-winning Planmeca CBCT systems deliver consistent, high-quality images. Planmeca is a world leader recognized for its ease of use and dependability and the first to offer an “extraoral bitewing.” Beyond their highly-regarded extraoral bitewing feature, Planmeca systems also include their Ultra Low-Dose setting, used to capture a dental cone beam scan at a dose lower than a standard 2D panoramic X-ray.


Sirona is internationally regarded for quality equipment as well as customer service. Their 3D imaging equipment is helpful in observing soft tissues and nerve pathways as well as developing more accurate treatment plans. Beyond offering exceptional extraoral bitewing functionality, Sirona manufactures models intended to be upgradeable, which means you can later upgrade to CBCT or ceph-enabled as well.


Carestream Dental is known for its high-quality images, ease of use, and unparalleled affordability. Carestream Dental manufactures a wide range of dental imaging products, and each model is designed to meet specific diagnostic needs. For a dependable dental imaging system with extraoral bitewing functionality, Carestream is a solid choice with powerful hardware as well as imaging software.


With decades of experience in dental imaging technology, Vatech is a proven leader in delivering innovative, high-quality dental X-ray machines at affordable prices. Vatech systems have a reputation for providing extremely detailed images to help you provide better patient care for a variety of applications including general dentistry, endodontics, dental implants, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and much more.

Dexis Family of CBCT

Formerly under the KaVo family, DEXIS owns some of the leading brands in dental CBCT as well as other dental imaging technologies such as sensors and intraoral scanners.

For even greater affordability from a brand you can trust, extraoral bitewing functionalities can be found on some of the previous generations of KaVo brands, which include: KaVo, Gendex, and Instrumentarium.

Gendex and Instrumentarium became well-known in the industry for their high-quality CBCT imaging capabilities. Later on, KaVo developed models under their brand name, while using the same high-quality manufacturing from Gendex and Instrumentarium.

Save 30%-50% Off X-ray Systems with Extraoral Bitewings at Renew Digital

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Their sales representatives take a brand-neutral approach. They can speak with you about the current and previous generation models of a variety of brands to fit your unique practice needs. Plus, we can often talk to you about trading in your existing equipment towards your purchase price.

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