Dental technology has modernly progressed significantly advancing dental imaging options. High quality images in a safer, faster and more pleasant fashion is more available than ever before. Practitioners offer two main commonly used imaging solutions-digital x-rays and intraoral photography. Both offer its own unique benefits.
Digital x-rays allow the dentist, often alongside the patient, the ability to view high-quality image results on an LCD monitor almost instantly. The use of digital x-rays; as compared to past x-ray technology, radiation is drastically reduced by up to 90%.
Intraoral photography involves a high-quality digital camera to take crisp, close-up pictures of the teeth. This option allows your dentist to get a closer look at discolorations, fractures, cavities, and other potential problem areas to determine the best treatment plan for you.