Digital X-rays Can Make Treatment Faster, Safer, and More Accurate

Similar to traditional x-rays, digital imaging produces images of your entire tooth and the surrounding jaw. However, digital options are typically sharper than standard film images and expose patients to less radiation. These traits allow your dentist to make more timely diagnoses and plan precise, customized treatments without undue exposure. Dr. Kurt W. Kline and his team use digital x-rays at their Plattsburgh, NY-area offices. Thanks to this system and our additional advanced technology, you can enjoy superior care at Implant Dental. We are dedicated to using the newest technology to help our patients enjoy minimal discomfort care with a swift recovery.

Photo of a hand pointing to a dental x-rayUtilizing digital x-rays, Dr. Kline can precisely plan your treatment for more accurate results.

What Are Digital X-rays?

An x-ray or radiograph uses specialized signals that pass through your tissues. Traditionally, a film would be placed inside the mouth, and when the film was exposed to these signals, it could be developed to display your oral features. With digital options, a highly sensitive digital sensor receives these signals and sends an electronic image to an office computer. Dr. Kline can take intraoral and extraoral x-rays. Intraoral scans can show individual teeth and a smaller portion of your jaw while extraoral x-rays can reveal your entire jaw structure and craniofacial region.

How Are Digital X-rays Used?

Dr. Kline uses digital x-rays to perform a wide range of functions. With these images, he will often look for areas of bone recession to determine your candidacy for dental implants. Although bone loss can limit your eligibility, he can may be able to perform a bone regeneration or tissue engineering  procedure to rebuild your jawbone. Utilizing digital x-rays, Dr. Kline can precisely plan your treatment for more accurate results. However, in some cases, he can eliminate the need for these treatments through careful positioning of the dental implants and use of smaller implant posts. Because digital x-rays are so sharp, he can accurately determine the strongest areas of your jaw for implant placement, making the most of your current bone strength.

The Advantages of Digital X-Rays

Our practice proudly utilizes digital imaging for a number of procedures because of its significant advantages over traditional film x-rays, such as :

  • Efficiency: We can develop digital x-rays immediately. Since you will not have to wait, this can make your treatment much faster. Displaying the images on an exam room computer, Dr. Kline can also keep you informed about your care to help you make quicker, informed decisions.
  • Convenience: Digital images are easy to transfer and are stored on our office computer system. Dr. Kline can easily access your x-rays in the future. If needed, he can also send them to your general dentist so that you receive consistent care from fully informed doctors.
Digital x-rays reduce radiation exposure by up to 90 percent compared to film radiography.
  • Accuracy: Digital x-rays are much sharper than film images and we can zoom in many times on the computer monitor. In this way, Dr. Kline can examine your jaw more closely, make correct diagnoses, and carefully determine your candidacy for dental implants treatment. He can also place implants with incredible precision, reducing the impact to your jaw and shortening your healing time.
  • Safety: Digital x-rays reduce radiation exposure by up to 90 percent compared to film radiography.

Experience Precise Treatment

We encourage you to learn more about digital x-rays and enjoy the benefits of our advanced dental technology. Contact Implant Dental today to schedule your appointment.

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