How Digital Dental X-Rays Work
We place a small 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.
A Few of the Many Advantages to Dentist Digital X-Rays
- The conventional way to take X-Rays took 5 to 10 minutes to develop, as well as time to reposition the camera.
- Digital X-Rays take only seconds to appear on the computer screen. This makes it very easy to magnify the picture and to show you, the patient, exactly what we are seeing.
- We are also able to store the images on the computer, thus minimizing the need to retake X-Rays.
- Digital X-Rays are also proven to have up to 90% less radiation than the conventional X-Ray.