DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY (X-Rays)
How does Digital Radiography (X-Ray) works?
Your dentist places a small, flat 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.
Why It's Good?
You're concerned about X-ray exposure, so are we. With our advanced digital X-ray system, any necessary images will be safer, better, faster, and smarter.
- Safer: Digital radiography requires an unbelievable 92% less radiation than conventional film technology. Retakes are no longer necessary since we can enhance the image automatically, resulting in fewer exposures for you, our patient.
- Better: Digital images can be enhanced to show hidden areas of decay or other dental problems which may otherwise go undetected with conventional films. Earlier detection means more conservative treatment.
- Faster: Digital images are instantaneous! A digital X-ray (radiography) system can shoot a picture of your teeth, then almost immediately show it to you on a computer monitor while you are in the dental chair.You no longer have to sit there for fifteen minutes and wait for X-ray film to develop...and develop. No time is wasted processing and mounting X-ray films. This way our dental team spends less time developing X-rays and more time with you, discussing your dental needs.
- Smarter: The on-screen picture will look like an X-ray image but a lot bigger, 400 percent bigger! With one mouse click, your dentist can zoom in on a single tooth, rotate it, sharpen it and colorize it - all to explain your treatment procedure.Want to take home that stunning tooth image? Your dentist can print out a color copy for you.
- Environmental friendly: No harmful chemical waste, or wasted money. The digital X-ray system uses no smelly, dangerous chemicals. That's good news for the environment!
- Better Communication: The large and color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it's easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. You fees don't include payment for photographic chemicals, film, processing or film storage. Used photo chemicals and film are not dumped into the environment. Finally, it's a blast to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.
The advantage is obvious to the patient but also to the practice since there is no processing time and the instant picture can be reversed, darkened, lightened, colored, blown up, contrasted, etc. It is saved into the computer and can be printed at any time later.
INTRA-ORAL CAMERA"A picture is worth a thousand words."
If your dentist tells you that your old fillings are definitely not doing the job. In fact many of them have failed and are letting decay reach your teeth. He thinks you should consider having them replaced. You may find yourself wondering whether your teeth are really as bad as he/she is saying. Maybe if you could actually see those old fillings yourself, you'd feel a lot better about having them fixed. Here's where an intraoral camera is just the ticket.
An intra-oral camera is about the size of a pen, so it fits easily into your mouth. Once positioned, it sends pictures to a monitor, where your teeth and gums appear in a full-color, usually as a very large image. You can now see what we see with the use of our intraoral camera.. This allows us to detect possible problems which may have otherwise been overlooked, allowing earlier detection and less costly treatment. It is also a wonderful way to help our patients be better informed and involved in their dental care.