Digital X-Rays

We use digital x-rays, which is a significant reduction in radiation.

Benefits of Digital Radiography

  • The film is immediately processed and available to view, whereas film takes time to be developed.
  • Less radiation is needed to produce the same quality image as film. Digital X-rays give 70% less exposure to radiation than conventional X-rays.
  • You can enhance the digital image, such as altering brightness and contrast, with a series of processing techniques.
  • Digital archiving – the ability to store these files on a computer.
  • Digital radiography produces larger photos to better source hard-to-see cavities.
  • Digital radiography, though expensive initially, is cheaper and more environmentally friendly in the long run.
  • Grey-scale of a digital X-ray offers 256 shades of grey versus 16-25 shades in conventional radiography.

Particular benefits of digital radiography for the dentists office include improved comfort for intra-oral (photos taken inside the mouth) X-rays performed by intra-oral dental assistants, and less cranial exposure to radiation. Digital images are also easily stored on a computer and can be transferred to different dentists or orthodontists for referrals.