How do digital x-rays work?
Similar to traditional x-rays, we place a sensor that is about the size and shape of a normal x-ray film inside your mouth. After a quick x-ray, a scanner sends signals to a computer that are translated into electronic pictures of your teeth, supporting bones, and gums.
Why do we use digital x-rays?
- • The patient receives approximately 50% less radiation than with traditional x-rays.
- • We get larger, more detailed images to help diagnose more accurately.
- • We can share the x-ray image with patients on monitors in each room to explain areas of concern or answer questions.
- • There is no developing involved, so no harmful chemicals are used.
- • Immediate results from digital x-rays means less time developing x-rays and more time spent with the patient.
- • Digital x-rays can be submitted along with dental insurance claims to expedite the reimbursement process.