X-rays can be very difficult to read without special training. New technology is available to enlarge the images and to allow for very well-defined images, so reading the X-rays or radiographs is greatly improved. We have invested with the best digital X-ray imaging company in the world, Dexis. Dexis Imaging products have been at the forefront of digital X-ray imaging in dentistry for years, and we are proud to be partnered with them.
The unique, ergonomic shape of the Dexis Platinum sensor fits more comfortably in patients' mouths and against the anatomy. Clinicians can move about the mouth efficiently, which can mean a more accurate procedure and fewer retakes due to patient movement.
Digital imaging uses an X-ray machine like that used for dental radiographs made with film. But instead of film in a plastic holder, a small electronic sensor is placed in the mouth to capture the X-ray and create an image.
Unlike conventional radiographs, which may take between three and five minutes to process, Dr. Wiland can view a digital X-ray image almost immediately on a computer screen. The image is displayed in a large format rather than the small X-ray film viewed on a lightbox.
Specific problem areas of a tooth can be enhanced with magnification as well as brightness and contrast alterations. Viewing an enhanced X-ray image on a computer screen can help Dr. Wiland to see a problem area better. Patients can more easily understand a dental problem or condition and discuss options for treatment.
Digital X-rays are stored on a computer and can be printed, emailed, copied, or sent to other dental offices needing an image of a particular tooth. X-rays can easily be compared to a future X-ray image to see if and how conditions have changed.