Digital X-rays are a modern imaging technique used in dentistry to capture detailed images of the teeth, jawbone, and surrounding oral structures. At Dental Care of Fremont, digital X-rays utilize electronic sensors to capture the X-ray image, which is then processed and displayed on a computer screen. Unlike traditional film X-rays, which use photographic film to record an image that the dentist can see on a light table, digital X-rays are a computerized process that uses sensors rather than film to capture images. They are quick and easy to take and can be viewed immediately on a computer or television. This is also less painful for the patient because there is no need for harmful exposure to radiation. The images can also be enhanced in various ways to make them more visible and easier to diagnose conditions like cavities and gum disease. Images can be magnified to see tiny details more clearly, rotated to get a better view from different angles, and even contrasted to show the differences between healthy and damaged teeth more easily.
How Are Digital X-Rays Taken?
Digital X-rays are a form of intraoral radiography that uses a sensor to convert the energy of a focused beam into digital data that a computer can process. This technology produces no radiation and is safer than traditional film X-Rays. The sensors are placed in or near the mouth, and the image appears immediately on a computer monitor. This instant image can then be enhanced and enlarged for better viewing. Digital images can also be stored on a computer, allowing dentists to share images between computers. Since there’s no need to wait to develop the film, the digital process can also speed up appointments. In addition, digital X-rays are also safer for the environment because they eliminate the need for chemicals used in the developing process.
The Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Better Image Quality
Advanced X-ray technology allows us to capture an image in a fraction of a second to see problems earlier and more accurately. We can zoom in, rotate, and even enhance the image to see everything we need to see to diagnose and treat you properly.
By seeing your dental condition quickly, we can begin treatment sooner and get you on the road to recovery faster. Because the images are captured so quickly, we can also see different angles and review images multiple times if needed, which helps us plan the most effective, efficient treatment for your smile.
Easier to Share and Store
Instead of waiting for our photography lab to process and develop X-rays, the images are already available on our computer. This allows us to share them easily with specialists or other doctors as needed. We can also store your images digitally, keeping them safe from decay or environmental damage.
Digital X-rays are used for many reasons, including tooth decay detection, determining bone quality before placing implants, evaluating jaw structure to check for TMJ disorder, and more. To learn more about digital X-rays, contact Dental Care of Fremont at 43195 Mission Blvd # B4, Fremont, CA 94539, or call (510) 651-8479.