Our practice is committed to providing the latest, most cutting-edge technology in modern, general dentistry. This allows us to deliver dental services that are more efficient, safer and more comfortable for our patients. When it comes to our diagnostic technology, we proudly use digital x-rays as the most effective and preferred option available.
Is a digital X-ray really safer?
Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take x-rays of your teeth and gums. This approach uses an electronic sensor, rather than a traditional x-ray film, to capture and store digital images on a computer. A leading advantage of using digital x-rays is the increased safety it provides for patients. Digital x-rays reduce radiation by 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional x-rays. At Dentistry of Highland Village, we deeply care about your unique smile and overall well-being. Therefore, we are pleased to provide the highest level of dental care that also respects your family's comfort, safety and time in the process.
Dental x-rays are a vital part of your preventative dental care. We use digital x-rays to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities that may otherwise go undiagnosed. A digital dental x-ray can reveal oral health problems such as an abscess, bone loss, decay between teeth, or concerns below the gum line. By detecting and treating these dental problems at an early stage, we save our patients time, expense and discomfort from further complications.
What are the advantages of digital X-rays?
Digital x-rays benefit both dentist and patient. They provide the following advantages over traditional film x-rays:
- Comfortable - There is no need to awkwardly bite down on a hard piece of plastic encased film.
- Efficient – Digital x-rays can save time because they are instantly viewable.
- Accurate - Digital images not only clearer, but they can also be enlarged and manipulated to give us a precise and thorough view of your smile.
- Eco-Friendly – Without the need to develop the x-rays, the disposal of harmful waste and chemicals into the environment is avoided entirely.
At Dentistry of Highland Village, we utilize your personal digital images to help you understand your treatment plan and take an active part in your dental health care. Although the frequency of digital x-rays depends on your unique dental situation, it is generally recommended to have a full mouth series of x-rays as a new patient and bite-wing x-rays once or twice a year. If you have further questions about our digital x-ray technology, we are happy to answer your questions. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member. We want you to feel confident and comfortable in the level of dental care your family receives from our Houston practice.