3Shape, Copenhagen, Denmark, has introduced the TRIOS® 3 Mono—a new entry-level version of its  TRIOS 3 intraoral scanner.

According to the company, the TRIOS 3 Mono delivers the same documented accuracy, speed, and ease of use of all TRIOS intraoral scanners, but takes digital impressions without color. Like the TRIOS 3 color models, TRIOS Mono also can be used for a wide range of indications and delivers texture and stone model scans plus HD photos. Doctors can offer same-day dental services using the optional 3Shape practice lab.

The TRIOS 3 Mono is upgradable to a TRIOS 3 color model at any time, according to the company. The cost of the upgrade is the price difference between the two scanners and a service fee. When upgrading to a TRIOS color model, the upgrade includes RealColor scanning, digital shade measurement, and an integrated intraoral camera.

TRIOS 3 Mono is expected to sell at 40% less than TRIOS 3 color models.