Digital X-Ray Technology

Digital XraysThe Advantages of Digital Radiography

Digital radiography has many advantages over traditional x-rays:

  • It's faster
  • We can view images instantly
  • There is up to 80 percent less radiation
  • We can enhance images in a variety of ways to improve viewing
  • Images can be stored electronically for instant retrieval in the future, if needed
  • We avoid the chemicals used in the traditional developing process

How digital radiography works

With digital radiography, we use a small sensor connected directly to a computer instead of a film packet. Taking x-rays is faster because the sensor is merely moved from tooth to tooth; we don't need to reload a film positioner for each image. It's also faster because the x-rays are available immediately on the computer monitor, with no development step in between. Because the sensor is more sensitive than conventional x-ray film, the amount of x-ray radiation is reduced by up to 80 percent.

Digital x-rays allow us to see details and make adjustments that are a tremendous help to our diagnosis. We can also save images in our computer system for instant retrieval at a later date.

DIgital radiography is an advanced technology that speeds treatment and helps us make the most accurate and efficient diagnosis of your dental condition.

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