The Scoop on Digital X-Rays

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If you’ve been to our practice recently for a routine check-up, you have probably noticed that your x-ray has been switched from the traditional film method to the new and modern digital x-ray method! When it comes to supplying Vancouver with the highest quality dental practices, Absolute Dental is constantly looking for the most current dental innovations in order to advance our patient’s service and satisfaction. Digital x-rays are a major part of our practice’s developments.

What are digital x-rays?

Digital X-rays are computer-generated images. These images induce as much as 90% less radiation than standard film X-rays. Instead of using the traditional silver-oxide X-ray film, this brand-new digital system takes photos via a small electronic sensing unit and immediately transmits a picture of the tooth onto the video screen in the treatment room. We can see your teeth and surrounding structures right away with very little radiation.


What are the benefits?

  • Less Radiation – Digital x-rays use 90% less radiation then traditional x-rays, so they are safer to use and better for your health!
  • Shorter Dental Appointments – There is no developing needed, so appointment times can be shorter and more convenient for you to schedule.
  • Higher Quality Images – Images can be blown up to whatever size your dentist needs to accurately look for any issues, giving us a more thorough and detailed understanding of your dental composition.
  • Transferring Dental Records – These images can be instantly sent to any specialty office in the time it takes to create an email, making your health care providers more efficient!
  • Environmentally Friendly – Digital radiography uses no chemicals to develop film, making this is more environmentally conscious development.
  • The Complete Picture – No matter if your dentist uses digital x-rays or not, having x-rays taken is critical to making sure you obtain the best diagnosis possible.

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