What is a digital x-ray?

Recent technological breakthroughs have given us the chance to make considerable advances in our ability to provide our clients with the most accurate and thorough dental diagnosis possible.

Compared to conventional X-rays, 3D digital x-rays deliver less radiation and provide clearer, more precise images. Additionally, the image is instantaneously displayed on a TV display so that treatment can be planned and explained to the patients. The result is precise implant placement without any guesswork.

How digital X-rays work

The 3D imaging system comprises a digital x-ray scanner that is mounted on a rotating arm. To capture images, you simply sit in a chair while the scanner projects x-rays in a controlled, cone-shaped beam as it moves in one complete circle round your head. No special preparation is necessary with this digital technology.

After the procedure, Dr. Gregory Robins calls up the views needed on a computer display, with 2D, 3D, and even panoramic views of your mouth. We can view the images from any angle or magnification in order to evaluate the relationships between teeth, tissues, nerves, airways, and bones, to plan or assess your treatment.

Benefits of digital dental x-rays

The use of 3D x-ray in dental imaging offers a myriad of advantages. Digital image capture is not only faster and more economical, but also eco-friendly. 3D imaging offers a huge amount of information and subtle details that cannot be obtained by any 2D X-ray, whether panoramic or intraoral.

With a single, 18-second 3D scan, we’ll be able to examine the area of interest at a high resolution from multiple perspectives. Here are some other benefits of digital imaging compared to film imaging:

  • There is no film to be processed, so the images are ready in an instant
  • Provides an efficient way to electronically store, retrieve, and share the images
  • Allows for image analysis and processing after exposure
  • Highly sensitive sensors, reducing your exposure to x-rays compared to CT scans
  • Lower cost – no chemicals or film
  • No pre-scan preparation necessary

We are extremely proud of 3D dental x-ray technology, and believe that this state-of-the-art technology will give us the chance to provide our patients with the highest level of dental care available today.

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