Why Are Digital X-Rays Better Than Traditional X-Rays?
Digital X-rays are a great advancement over traditional X-rays. Traditional X-rays require chemicals and paper in order to produce the images. Unfortunately, these materials can actually impact the environment negatively as well as take up space in dental offices.
Conversely, digital X-rays are taken digitally. That means when the pictures are taken, they are immediately stored in the computer in a digital file. No harsh chemicals are needed in order to develop the digital images, and they also don’t need to be stored in special filing cabinets like large X-rays on paper.
Digital X-rays can be accessed via computer and also more easily manipulated. They can be viewed from different angles, zoomed in, and highlighted in order to identify potential problem areas of the teeth. We can view the digital X-rays on a large video screen, which helps us to easily visualize the best solutions for your teeth.
Are Digital X-Rays Safe?
Digital X-rays are very safe and in fact are much safer than traditional dental X-rays. This is because digital X-rays use significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays in order to obtain the see-through image.