Digital dental X-rays have given our team new and better ways to take care of your smile. Dental X-rays allow us to see things that we could not see with the unaided eye, including decay below restorations or beneath the gum line, cavities between teeth or issues with the jawbone. Conventional X-rays have long been the primary diagnostic tool, but today, digital X-rays may be recommended instead.
Unlike conventional X-rays, digital X-rays can be taken quickly and comfortably and can provide information almost immediately. Conventional dental X-rays emit minimal radiation, but digital X-rays emit even less, and we take every precaution to further minimize it. At your appointment, our expert in digital X-rays in Northridge will place a sensor in your mouth. This sensor resembles the film traditionally used, but it actually captures images of your teeth, which are then electronically sent to our computer.
Digital X-Rays Northridge
The images are projected right on the screen where you can see them. These images are high quality and provide extensive information about the structure of your tooth. Our Northridge digital X-rays expert can adjust the color, brightness, and contrast to help better see even the smallest cavities or flaws in your teeth. We can print out a copy of your images if you need them or share them instantly with other dentists or specialists who are involved in your care. The images can even be layered with previous images to show changes in your teeth or jawbone.
Whether you need X-rays at your next checkup or to plan a complex procedure such as a full mouth reconstruction, digital X-rays can be an excellent option. We can use digital X-rays to spot cavities, monitor changes, plan orthodontic treatment, create implant treatment plans and diagnose dental problems. Our expert in digital X-rays in Northridge is proud to be able to incorporate this advanced dental technology into our office so that we can continue providing our patients with leading-edge care. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your next appointment with our dentist in Northridge.