Dental technology has come a long way in recent years and greatly improved the way in which dentists work. These technological advancements have made it easier for dentists to do their jobs and have greatly improved the comfort of their patients. Dental technology advancements have made dental x-rays safer and more convenient with digital radiography. Digital radiography is the high-tech replacement for old traditional x-rays. Digital radiography streamlines the process of x-rays with simply two steps. First, a sensor is inserted into the patient’s mouth, resembling a traditional x-ray film, but in the case of digital radiography it is electronic and connected to a computer. Then, once taken, the x-ray is projected onto a screen for your dentist to view, quick and easy.
Advantages of Digital X-Rays Include:
Less radiation– Digital x-rays emit up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays.
Shorter Dental Appointments- Digital radiography streamlines the process of x-ray imaging, developing the images almost instantly, from the sensor, onto a computer screen. This leads to shorter dental appointments overall.
Higher Quality Images- Once on the screen all images can be viewed with a resolution definition higher than ever before and the images can be zoomed as necessary to view all the details like never before.
Environmental Friendliness- Digital radiography is not only a better option for both patients and dentists, but it is also better for the environment as they are stored electronically and do not require the film and chemicals that traditional x-rays of past have required.
Easier Transference of Dental Records- Eliminating the need for physical copies, digital images can easily, quickly and efficiently be e-mailed for dental specialist review, a second opinion and/or general dental record keeping.
Here at Dr. Schreiner’s we know that digital radiography is the way of the future.