Compared to traditional X-rays, digital X-rays are safer, more accurate, faster, and environmentally sound.
Digital X-rays are safer because they may reduce radiation exposure by as much as 85 percent over conventional film x-rays. People who are worried about radiation exposure when undergoing a dental X-ray are now able to have the diagnostic benefit of an X-ray with much less risk of radiation exposure.
While traditional film X-rays take about eight to 10 minutes to process, results from digital X-rays are available in 4 seconds. The digital sensor is placed next to your teeth, and the image appears on the computer screen, viewable by you and your dentist. In addition, it is possible for a digital X-ray to be e-mailed to a specialist for consultation. Thus, the use of digital X-rays may shorten time usually spent on waiting, diagnosis, or consultation.
Digital X-rays may result in more accurate evaluation and diagnosis of dental problems. Images can be enlarged and enhanced, such that any abnormalities are more easily seen by your dentist and yourself during discussion of results.
With digital X-rays there are no chemicals, this makes it easier on the environment. In contrast, the film development process used in traditional X-rays requires the use and disposal of toxic chemicals.
All of our x-rays are digital.