Digital x-rays are a 2-D type of dental imaging that allows us to send images directly to a computer for storage. In a matter of seconds, we can view the images on a monitor screen.
Additionally, digital x-rays offer several other advantages over traditional film x-rays. The software allows us to enhance and enlarge the image, which helps our dentist see even the tiniest changes, which wouldn't be seen during a visual oral exam.
Digital images can also be sent electronically to a specialist or a new dentist if you move. Digital images are safer for you because they significantly reduce the amount of exposure to which you’re exposed. Finally, digital images are better for the environment since we don’t have to dispose of the potentially hazardous materials used with film x-rays.