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Digital X-Rays

Dr. Billings uses digital X-Rays to provide a higher quality of dental care and more accurate diagnoses. The process of digitally capturing an image is faster, safer, and more comfortable for the patient. The development of digital dental X-Rays has been one of the greatest advancements in technology in the dental field that benefits both the doctor and the patient.

How Digital Dental X-Rays Work

We place a small sensor in your mouth that is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an X-Ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to photograph other sections of your teeth.

Why Digital Dental X-Rays are Better

The digital dental X-Ray system is more sensitive than dental X-Ray film systems, so the patient’s exposure to X-Rays is cut by as much as 50 percent. Fast image acquisition allows for quick retakes, if necessary. There is no time spent waiting for the image to develop, and diagnosis can begin almost immediately. The large, color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it is much easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Patients’ images are saved with all other patient information, and they can be opened at any time. By using digital X-Rays, it is easier to compare images over time, and the images are less likely to be misplaced. Your fees do not include payment for photo chemicals, film, processing, or film storage. Used photo chemicals and film are not polluting the environment. Your dental checkups take less time, and it is fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.

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