Digital X-ray imaging makes use of sensors in capturing digital images. This technology reduces the amount of radiation exposure by 70 to 80 percent, and permits development of each image in a matter of seconds. Through digital radiography, we are able to view images better and therefore make accurate diagnosis. This decreases the number of x-rays exposures especially in surgical procedures such as implants and root canals.
We are also now pleased to offer on-site 3-D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scans to our patients. These cone beam scans provide crucial information when treatment planning implants, including analyzing volume of bone and identify critical anatomical structures. With this 3-dimensional imaging, your doctor can virtually treatment plan your implant surgery and create a surgical guide to aid in precision placement the day of surgery. Dental CBCT scans provide all necessary information that a medical CT scan does with a fraction of the radiation.
We look forward to going over your x-rays with you on one of the viewing monitors on each of our practice’s dental chairs.