Digital Dental X-Rays
Digital dental x-rays are one of the most wonderful advances in dental technology. They provide you with a better diagnostic tool for uncovering the health of your teeth, mouth and bones.
Digital dental x-rays have the ability to take multiple intra-oral x-rays in minimal time with far less radiation exposure than conventional radiography. Exposure to radiation is reduced up to 85% providing a safer, healthier form of radiography.
More Accuracy with Improved Image Quality
Utilizing this technology we take an x-ray of your mouth using a sensor which records the image of your teeth and sends it to our computer. The computer then broadcasts a highly detailed image of your mouth that can be enhanced, enlarged, sharpened, colorized or displayed as a negative to more effectively diagnose dental conditions. Enlarging the images on a computer screen makes it much easier for you and the dentist to see the pictures. Traditional dental x-rays are viewed actual size.
Quicker Treatment Time
Because digital x-rays take multiple images at once and display them instantly, less time is spent capturing x-rays which reduces that time our patients spend in the chair. The accuracy also allows us to treatment plan more efficiently because we can readily see what needs to be done.
Digital Storage Capabilities and Progress Tracking
Digital x-rays make it easy to archive a patient’s digital file to be reviewed instantly at any given time. X-rays can be superimposed with images taken earlier so we can visually see the changes and progress during treatment. These changes allow us to follow tooth movement, bone loss or growth, and changes in restorations or root canals. Our office can print or copy the digital x-rays images and they can be sent electronically to insurance companies or your other dental providers to coordinate care.
Less Impact on Our Environment
Digital x-rays are environmentally friendly. They eliminate the need for film and film processing chemicals associated with traditional radiography.