A dental x-ray allows dentists to detect problems that are just not visible to the naked eye, such as cracks in fillings, decay in between teeth and bone loss. Dental x-rays are also vital when planning dental work such as root canals and dental implants.
These are some of the benefits utilizing digital x-rays vs traditional xrays.
Benefits of Digital X-rays
• The film is immediately processed and available to view, whereas film takes time to be developed.
• Less radiation needed to produce the same or better quality image as film (digital X-rays gives 90% less exposure to radiation than conventional X-rays).
• You can enhance the digital image (such as alter brightness and contrast) with a series of processing techniques
• Digital radiography produces larger photos to better source hard-to-see cavities.
At Dr. Donan’s dental office we always strive to be at the cutting edge of technology no mater what sacrifices might take to provide the best and safest care for our patients.