Dental technology has come a long way in improving the way dentists diagnose and treat oral problems. Digital x-rays are proof of this. This modern radiograph is safer and more convenient for both the patient and the dentist.
Benefits of Digital X-Rays
The process involved in taking digital radiographs is similar to traditional X-rays. We will first insert a sensor inside your mouth to capture images of your teeth. The difference is that the sensor is electronic and is attached to a computer. When we take an X-ray using this equipment, the image is then shown on the screen for us to view and adjust as needed.
Here are the main benefits of using digital x-rays over traditional dental x-rays:
- It utilizes 90% less radiation.
- It produces better quality images.
- It’s environmentally friendly because it does not use any chemicals.
- Dental appointments are shorter because the images are shown in real time.