A highly useful health screening and diagnostic tool, digital dental X-rays can help our dentists detect signs of oral health issues that are not visible to the naked eye. With dental X-rays, we can view a patient’s internal structures to identify existing conditions or early signs of developing concerns.
What Is a Digital Dental X-Ray?
X-rays, also called radiographs, are images of a patient’s internal structures captured using X-ray radiation. A digital dental X-ray is a radiograph of a patient’s dental and maxillofacial structures captured using a digital lens.
Digital vs. Traditional X-Rays: What’s the Difference?
Both traditional and digital X-Rays are captured using short bursts of X-ray radiation. The primary difference between the two is that traditional X-rays capture images on traditional film, while digital X-rays capture images using a digital lens.
The Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Digital X-rays offer several advantages over traditional X-rays, such as:
They require a shorter exposure time, making them much safer for patients and technicians.
The shorter exposure time also means it’s easier to capture clear images because it’s easier for our patients to hold still for shorter amounts of time.
Digital images are immediately available for viewing in the office, meaning there’s no need to wait for film development to get your diagnosis.
Digital X-rays can be easily shared with patients, doctors, and specialists.
They can also be enlarged and enhanced using computer software for better viewing and diagnostics.
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At Glen Ellyn Dentistry, we stay abreast of the latest advancements in dental diagnostics, treatments, tools, and technology to enhance the patient experience while ensuring optimal treatment outcomes for everyone. To learn more about the technologies we utilize in our office or to request an appointment, we welcome you to contact our office at 630-942-0727 today.
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