Our dental digital x-ray system can take a picture of your teeth then almost immediately show it to you on a computer monitor. You no longer have to sit there for fifteen minutes and wait for x-ray film to develop. Your on-screen picture will look like any typical dental x-ray image but much bigger. One of the advantages to having a digital x-ray is that it allows our dentists to zoom in on a single tooth, rotate it, sharpen it and colorize it – thereby giving them access to important information about how to create your smile design.

It operates much like a traditional x-ray system. We place a small, flat sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an x-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to photograph other sections of your teeth.

There are a number of reasons why it’s better to use digital x-rays. Because the dental digital x-ray system is more sensitive than dental x-ray film systems, your exposure to x-rays is cut as much as 90 percent. The large and color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it’s easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. It’s also better for the environment, because we don’t create excess waste due to used photo chemicals and film.

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