Digital X-Ray

Digital X-Rays are sent directly to a computer and can be immediately viewed onscreen, whereas traditional X-Rays need to be developed in a dark room.

There are many benefits to digital X-Rays, including:

  • Less radiation than traditional X-Rays
  • Less waiting time for the X-Rays to develop
  • Once taken, the X-Ray can be enlarged and enhanced onscreen, in order to make it easier to diagnose the problem
  • If you move away or need to be referred out of the office to a specialist, the images can be sent to another dentist electronically
  • Software added to the computer can help us digitally compare current images to previous ones in a process called subtraction radiography. Using this technique, everything that is the same between two images is taken out of the image, leaving a clear picture of only the portion that has changed. This helps dentists easily see the tiniest differences that may not have been noticed by the naked eye.

Emergency

If you have a dental emergency please call Dr. Chatterley at 303-791-6700. If you have a medical emergency please dial 911.

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