A dental digital X-ray (radiography) system can take a picture of your teeth, then almost immediately shows it to you on a computer monitor while you are in the dental chair. You no longer have to sit there for fifteen minutes and wait for an X-ray film to develop…and develop.
The on-screen picture will look like a dental X-ray image but a lot bigger! Your dentist can zoom in on a single tooth, rotate it, sharpen it and colorize it – all to aid in your diagnosis.
Your dentist can print out a color copy for you.
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.
X-ray projections appear on computer monitors within a few seconds in full view so that both patients and our professional team can simultaneously view the results. The computer allows enlargement, highlighting, magnifying, inverting, clear viewing, and contrasting of x-ray photos. This new technology adds further benefits for our patients. We can detect cavities far better than with the old system, and sooner and smaller than ever before. That means that we can correct them sooner and easier for you, before they weaken tooth seriously. An example of digital x-ray is shown here in small size. You can envision what this would look like in a full screen dimension.
|2-D Digital X-Rays (small image)||250||1 Visit|
|2-D Digital X-Rays (panoramic image)||1,200||1 Visit|