Digital x-rays are computer generated images. These images require up to 80% less radiation than with conventional film type x-rays. This system takes pictures via a sensor and then almost instantaneously transmits a picture of the tooth onto the video monitor in the treatment room. The sensor is easy to place in the patient's mouth. Not only does the digital x-ray eliminate the usual wait for x-ray film to be processed, but it also is highly sensitive, so that patients are exposed to even less radiation than with conventional x-rays.
X-ray projections appear on computer monitors within a few seconds in full view so that both patients and our professional team can simultaneously view the results. The computer allows enlargement, highlighting, magnifying, inverting, measuring, clear viewing, and contrasting of x-ray photos. This technology adds further benefits for our patients. We can detect cavities far better than with the old system, and sooner and smaller than ever before. That means that we can correct them sooner and easier for you, before they have a chance to seriously weaken the tooth.
With our intuitive software system, dental images can be emailed to you, an insurance company, or any necessary specialist. This eliminates the sometimes extensive time that it takes for insurance companies to "predetermine" necessary treatment.