The office of Drs. Powell and Udrys uses digital dental x-rays to provide even better dental care and more accurate diagnoses. The process of digitally capturing an image is much faster, safer and more comfortable for the patient.
Digital x-rays are computer generated images. These images require up to 90% less radiation than with conventional film type x-rays. Instead of using the traditional silver-oxide x-ray film that must be developed and then fixed in environmentally unfriendly solutions, the new system takes pictures via a small electronic sensor and it then instantaneously transmits a picture of the tooth onto the video monitor in the treatment room. Therefore, we can see your teeth and surrounding structures immediately, eliminating the usual wait for x-ray film to be processed.
X-ray projections appear on computer monitors within a few seconds in full view so that both patients and our professional team can simultaneously view the results. The computer allows enlargement, highlighting, magnifying, inverting, clear viewing, and contrasting of x-ray photos. This new technology adds further benefits for our patients.