X-ray machines are essential in the dental and medical fields as they provide a way to see hidden issues that may have otherwise not been found. Gum disease, tooth decay, bone loss, impacted teeth, tumors and cavities can all be detected in early stages during a dental cleaning or check up by x-rays. At the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we use a digital x-ray machine because of its many advantages over a traditional x-ray machine.

Digital Dental X-Rays

What are the benefits of using a digital x-ray machine?

The main and most important benefit of using digital x-rays is that it doesn’t emit nearly as much radiation as conventional x-rays. Radiation cannot be completely avoided but digital x-rays are much safer as they produce 80% less radiation than an analog x-ray machine.

Digital x-rays are also much more convenient and produce higher quality images than traditional x-rays. High resolution images are available in seconds and they are easier to examine because the images can be magnified and contrast can be adjusted for better viewing. Image quality also tends to be more consistent as there is no development process and images can be stored and accessed at anytime. Due to the fact that there is no use of film or chemicals, digital x-rays are more eco-friendly than traditional x-rays.

We take pride in utilizing the latest technology in dentistry to not only benefit us but to benefit our patients as well. The safety of our patients is a top priority and digital x-rays are a much safer, convenient, and comfortable means of capturing dental images. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.