Digital dental X-Rays are more sensitive than dental X-ray film systems. They're easier for you to see and help us better explain what's going on in your mouth, so you can become part of the treatment solution.
Digital Dental X-rays have many advantages:
- They're more sensitive than film systems, so your exposure to X-rays is cut by as much as 90 percent.
- The large, color-enhanced images let you see what we see, so it's easier for you to understand how we'll be treating your teeth.
- Used photo chemicals and film are not polluting the environment.
- Your dental checkups take less time, and it's fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.
To take a digital X-ray, we place a small 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.
At LDA, we are constantly studying and researching ways to deliver services to our patients that are more effective, safer, and even faster. Digital x-rays represent an important technological breakthrough that enables us to treat you better and more comfortably.