Digital Computerized X-Rays
The latest innovative technology utilized today is digital xray technology. This method utilizes an electronic sensor (rather than X-ray film) that catches & stores a digital image of your teeth on a workstation. This digital image can be used by dentists/specialists/hygenists to immediately observe and identify dental conditions in that specific area easier. The information acquired also helps professionals accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and provide a specific treatment plan for the patient. This modality prevents the hidden problems in the dental health to remain undetected. The technology further limits the radiation exposure to the patient, making it more benefitial (up to 80%-90% less radiation than the conventional x-rays). Recognizing and treating dental issues at an early stage can spare you time, economically, unnecessary distress, and your teeth!
Dental x-rays may uncover:
- Bone loss
- Cancerous/Non-cancerous bone lesions
- Tooth Decay
- Developmental deformities
- Positioning of roots and teeth
- Tooth interior/gumline problems
Are dental X-beams safe?
We are all exposed to regular ionizing radiation throughout our daily lives. With digital xray technology, the benefits outweigh the risks. This modality promotes better wellbeing and security for the patient, as it is a fast process which diminishes the time of exposure. Likewise, since the advanced picture is caught electronically, it is also benefitial for the enviroment as there is no need to dump waste products and chemicals into nature (old conventional technology).
Despite the fact that X-rays deliver a low level of radiation and are viewed as generally safe, dental practitioners still play it safe to confine the patient's introduction to radiation. These safety measures include just taking those X-beams that are essential/necessary, and utilizing lead apron shields to ensure the body is not unnecesarily exposed.
How frequently should you get X-rays done?
The requirement for dental X-rays is based upon every patient's individual dental need. Your dental practitioner and dental hygienist will suggest essential X-beams based upon the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age, and risk of infection.
A full mouth series of dental X-beams is suggested for new patients. This series is typically useful for up to five years. Bite wing xray images are recomended up to twice a year at checkup visits and can detect dental issues.
Intraoral X-Ray Digital Sensor
The inovative FONA CDRelite is the choice of our dentist in order to obtain an amazing view & image quality of our patients teeth, hence allow for an accurate diagnosis and tooth charting.
Optimal Image quality
Our dentists decided to use this technology due its amazing CMOS APS (Active Pixel Sensor) technology that delivers sharp, low noise, high resolution images that show even the smallest details. The image quality that this techology is able to achieve can be appreciated by observing the image below.
A panoramic xray can give our dentist a general view of the state of dental health of our patients. It can be used to diagnosed cysts, tumors, retained teeth, or even detect cavities. It can also be used by Orthodontists to assess a strategy for patients that need braces. Below you can appreciate the image quality that our machine generates whie using a Kodak digital processor.