X-rays are an important part of preventive dentistry. But traditional x-rays were cumbersome and slow. Digital radiography has not only sped up the x-ray process, but they also emit less radiation for increased safety. Our office is using a new technology called computer digital radiography (CDR), which gives off 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays.
With digital x-rays, you and your dentist are able to view images immediately, right on the screen in our treatment room. The images are easily enhanced for more precise viewing. In fact, CDR images can be enlarged up to 400 times.
The convenience of digital images means results can be easily and quickly emailed to specialists or your insurance company, meaning less delay in treatment.