To more closely examine your mouth and provide you with the best possible results, our dentists and team use digital X-rays when examining your smile. This imaging technology allows us to gain a more comprehensive understanding of your oral structures so that we can make sure you are receiving the care you need. Call Costa Dentistry to reserve your appointment and learn more about digital X-rays in Ashburn and Great Falls, Virginia.
What are digital X-rays?
Digital X-rays are a type of imaging technology used to capture photos of your teeth and supporting oral structures. They rely on digital sensors to quickly and comfortably take the pictures, which are then transferred to a nearby monitor so that our dentists and team can review them.
What is the difference between digital and film X-rays?
Traditional film X-rays usually require chemicals to produce the images of your teeth, and the process to capture the images is longer, less comfortable and less convenient. Digital X-rays are faster, more efficient and produce up to 90% less radiation than film radiography.
What can digital X-rays help with?
Digital X-rays are used in a variety of different treatments. They help our dentists more quickly and accurately diagnose developing problems as well as aiding in treatment planning, especially for more involved treatments such as orthodontics, root canals and implant placement. Some of the issues which our dentists may use digital X-rays to diagnose include:
- Tooth decay
- Tumors, cysts or abscesses
- Damage to the teeth or to existing fillings
- Bone loss
- Developmental abnormalities