The computer era has brought us an exciting new technology called digital radiography.
Advantages of Digital Radiography
- It’s faster
- It’s safer, with no chemical development and less radiation
- We can view images instantly
- We can enhance images to improve viewing
- Images can be stored electronically & emailed to specialists & insurance companies
Taking x-rays is faster because the sensor is merely moved from tooth to tooth, and your x-ray can be seen on a computer monitor just moments after exposure. There’s no waiting for chemical development, as with film packets.
The lack of chemicals also make digital x-rays safer for the environment. Digital radiography is safe for you, too. Because the unit is so sensitive, the amount of x-ray radiation is up to 80% less than with conventional x-rays.
Digital x-ray technology enables more efficient diagnosis and treatment because it provides a large, easy to see image, and it allows us to make adjustments and see details in the x-ray images. The digital x-rays can then become part of your dental record and be easily e-mailed to specialists and insurance companies.
With digital radiography, we can offer you faster and safer diagnosis and dental treatment.