Digital X-rays uses digital X-ray sensors to replace traditional photographic X-ray. They produce enhanced computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures.
Digital dental radiographs can be taken either inside (intraoral) or outside (extraoral) the mouth. Intraoral X-rays are the most commonly taken X-ray, and they provide great detail to detect cavities, check the status of growing teeth and monitor bone health.
Extraoral X-rays are used to identify impacted teeth, monitor jaw growth and development, and identify potential problems between teeth, jaws and temporomandibular joints, or other facial bones.
As compared with conventional radiography, digital radiography has additional advantages. These include:
Improved image quality: Precise images are processed more efficiently, offering better quality results in less time.
Decreased radiation exposure: Digital radiography systems reduce radiation exposure to patients by up to 50% compared to film-based systems.