With digital dental x-rays you can become an active participant in your dental care and treatment planning.
Your dentist and dental hygienist have a clearer view of their worksite enhancing and shortening your time in the dental chair.
"Wow, that's amazing technology," is a comment I hear daily after taking digital dental x rays.
Dental clients appreciate the speed, comfort, and quality of digital.
The benefits of this technology are immediately obvious.
1.They are Bigger Now instead of looking at a picture the size of your yearbook photo, your dentist has an extreme close-up of your teeth. Cavities, advanced gum disease, and many other dental conditions become bigger than life and almost impossible to miss.
2. They are Better Because digital dental x-rays are computerized there are many tools available to improve the quality of x-ray images. The image can be made darker or lighter, contrast can be added, color enhanced to better interpret density, measurements taken, or zoomed in for an even closer look.
3. They are Safer Radiation from dental x rays has never been a big concern. Even the old fashioned way is very safe. But digital has taken radiation exposure to an all time low, decreasing your exposure anywhere from sixty to ninety percent.
4. They are More Comfortable Digital x-rays are taken with a sensor versus the old way where film was required. Covering the sensor with disposable barriers provides infection control and adds cushioning to make the edges smoother and more comfortable.
5. They are Greener Digital creates less waste and requires no chemicals. Dental x ray film is wrapped in two layers of cardboard or plastic. A sheet of lead comes with every piece of film. All of this has to be recycled. Film Processors use chemicals that smell bad and eventually have to be disposed of.
Your Dental x-ray images are just a mouse click away with digital. In addition to improving the diagnosis of dental conditions, treatment is also made easier.
Instead of searching through a paper chart, your dentist or hygienist can easily view your current or previous digital x-ray at any time during treatment. This is an advantage for any dental procedure.
Digital has made this process so much easier. Your digital x-rays can be printed while you wait or emailed to your new dentist.