Digital Imaging -- Dental Technology

In years past dentists had to rely on their own eyes and review analogue film to manage any type of dental procedure. Today, many dental offices rely on digital imaging to strategically plan routine, cosmetic and surgical dental procedures from start to finish.

Patients want to find dentist offices that utilize digital imaging as a way of ensuring that they are getting the highest quality care. This is one of the fastest growing technological areas in the business, giving offices with digital imaging technology a significant competitive edge.

The Process
Dentists have been embracing the use of digital imaging as a way to diagnose dental conditions for years. This includes any method that is used to capture a film image of the teeth that can help the dentist get a better look at a problem so a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan can be reached.  Many digital imaging machines offer a clearer picture that makes it easier to see details within the mouth that were commonly missed on older, less accurate technology.

Next Steps For Digital Imaging
Dentists are switching to digital imaging during examinations, because this has been found to be significantly safer than older imaging methods.  A dentist can take multiple images with a digital machine while exposing the patient to 75% less radiation than a traditional X-ray machine. The specific amount of radiation that the patient will be exposed to will vary, based on the type of machine that is used.

In many cases a cosmetic dentist will rely on digital imaging because with this technology the images produced are more comprehensive, allowing the dentist to create a more comprehensive treatment plan to best fit the needs of a patient.
Those that are familiar with traditional imaging technology in dental offices will find that digital images can be taken very quickly, with images being processed in just a few seconds, opposed to the few minutes a film X-ray takes to develop. This can cut down on patients wait time in the office and cut down on the time a patient needs to pose for the picture to be taken.

The Burns Family Dentistry Difference
Our dental office has utilized digital imaging technology for years, helping our patients get more out of their experience.  Burns Family Dentistry can take comprehensive images of the mouth, ensuring that dental issues that require treatment will not be missed.  We aim to provide our patients with the very best care, which means using equipment that will help us see exactly what type of treatments our patients need.

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