If you can use a digital camera to take instant pictures, if your doctor has access to ultra-sound, MRIs, and CAT-scans, why shouldn’t a dentist go digital? That’s why Dr. Briggs moved into digital x-rays. No more environmentally-risky chemicals and films, less radiation exposure to you and the dental assistant. Your digital x-rays are ready for doctor review within seconds. Best of all, you don’t have to sit with that cardboard “bitewing” in your mouth any longer. A clearer image, a faster review, and it all add to your comfort at Briggs Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.
While the gag-inducing “bitewings” have been taken out of the imaging process in digital x-rays, there is still a need for an image sensor to be placed in your mouth. The good news is: the image sensor is much more comfortable. Digital x-rays are performed similarly to the traditional x-ray method by using less radiation, and a small image sensor inside the mouth to capture the diagnostic image. Digital x-rays are beginning to become the preferred diagnostic imaging method for dentists because of the increased comfort for patients, ability to resize images, and the ability to adjust the contrast of images.
Talk to your dentist or dental assistant at Briggs Family and Cosmetic Dentistry about any questions you have regarding digital x-rays.