Digital X rays
A sensor is placed inside your mouth to capture images of your teeth. The digital sensor is electronic and connected to a computer. Once the X-ray is taken, the image is projected on a screen for your dentist to view.
Digital X-rays use up to 90 percent less radiation than film X-rays.
The sensor develops the picture almost instantly and projects it onto a computer screen right before your eyes. There is no need to wait for the film to be processed.
Once on the screen, digital X-rays can be enlarged or magnified for a better visual of the tooth’s structure. Brightness, contrast and color can also be adjusted, allowing your dentist to see small cavities easier. If you need a hard copy of your X-ray, digital images can also be printed out.
Digital images can be shared and viewed online.
Digital dental X-rays are better for the environment! With digital radiography, no chemicals are used to develop film. There’s also no wasted space of a darkroom and no need to store films.