Benefits of Digital X-rays | Blog

Dental technology has drastically improved the way that dentists practice their technique. Thanks to science, new technology allows patients to receive care without the pain and time associated with old school dentistry.

While the old traditional dental X-rays emit low amounts of radiation and every precaution is taken to protect the patients from over exposure, some dental patients still put off dental X-rays for safety reasons. Dental X-rays bring up many other issues for patients as well which include the wait time for film to be developed and environmental concerns. Now with digital radiography these issues are being solved.

Lights! Digital Camera! Action!

The actual physical process for digital radiography is very similar to traditional dental X-rays that use film: With digital radiography, your dentist or hygienist inserts a sensor into your mouth and capture images of your teeth -- but that's where the similarities between the old school xrays and digital X-rays end. Although it looks the film used for traditional bitewings and other X-rays, the digital sensor is electronic and connected to a computer. Once the X-ray is captured, the image is then projected on a screen instantly for your dentist to view.

  • Less Radiation - Digital xrays use 90% less radiation then traditional xrays
  • Shorter Dental Appointments - There is no developing needed.
  • Higher Quality Images - Images can be blown up to whatever size your dentist needs to accurately look for any issues
  • Transferring Dental Records - These images can be instantly sent to any speciality office in the time it takes to create an email.
  • Environmentally Friendly - Digital radiography uses no chemicals to develop film.
  • The Complete Picture - No matter if your dentist uses digital xrays or not, having xrays taken is critical to making sure you obtain the best diagnosis possible.