Digital X-Rays: Advanced Imaging for Comprehensive Dental Care
Digital radiographs, commonly referred to as X-Rays, play a crucial role in diagnosing and assessing oral health. At our practice, we offer state-of-the-art digital X-Rays for both your convenience and treatment efficiency.
In the past, dental X-Rays involved film-based processes similar to analog photography. However, the introduction of digital imaging has revolutionized dentistry. Our modern digital X-Rays utilize computerized radiography, setting a new standard in the industry. Digital X-Rays require up to 90% less radiation compared to traditional film X-Rays, making them even safer. Instead of silver-oxide film and environmentally harmful solutions, electronic sensors capture images in the new system.
Understanding Digital X-Rays:
X-rays, or radiographs, have been essential for preventive dental care. These electromagnetic rays were initially mysterious to scientists, leading to the name "X-Rays." They can penetrate soft facial tissues while being absorbed by teeth and bone. This enables dentists to detect potential oral health issues invisible to the naked eye. X-rays primarily identify cavities but also assess tooth roots, bone health, gum disease, tooth and jaw alignment, and monitor young patients' development.
Types of Dental Digital X-Rays:
Among various types, bite-wing X-Rays are most common. These capture multiple teeth, including their roots, while you're in the chair. A sensor is placed in your mouth, and you'll bite down while a tube-shaped device emits X-Rays, creating an image on the sensor. The procedure is painless and quick.
Benefits of Modern Digital X-Rays:
Compared to traditional film X-Rays, modern digital X-Rays offer numerous advantages. They provide instant images that can be displayed on a monitor in the treatment room, allowing immediate assessment. Dentists can explain your oral health condition using real-time visuals, pinpointing potential issues. These digital files are also easily shareable with other dental professionals involved in your care, ensuring comprehensive treatment.
Experience advanced imaging with digital X-Rays at Lifetime Dental & Fastbraces. Contact us to schedule an appointment and benefit from cutting-edge dental technology.