Digital X-rays Downey CA

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays Downey, CA

If you are looking for a top dentist in Southern California, Downey Dental Arts leverages the most current innovations in dental technology to give you the best care possible. One of the ways we do this is through digital dental X-rays that can help detect and treat oral health care issues.

What Are Digital X-rays?

Digital dental X-rays, also called digital dental radiographs, are pictures of the internal structure of the mouth, teeth, and gums to help us diagnose and treat dental issues. Instead of using traditional photographic X-ray film, digital X-rays use digital sensors to create enhanced computer images of the oral cavity.

Digital X-rays Downey CA
Digital X-rays in Downey CA

What Are the Types of Digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays can be taken both intraorally (inside) or extraorally (outside) the mouth. Intraoral digital X-rays help identify cavities and other issues of the teeth and bone. They provide a lot of detail and therefore are used to assess the health of individual teeth.

Extraoral digital X-rays, such as a panoramic X-ray that rotates around the head for a full image of the jaw, offer less detail and are used more for overall structural issues with the jaw and facial bones. They can also identify impacted teeth.

Are Digital X-rays Safe?

Digital X-rays do not produce a lot of radiation. In fact, they emit far less radiation than traditional dental X-rays, approximately 80-90 percent less. We also use protective lead aprons to protect you from any radiation to ensure the levels actually experienced are negligible. Pregnant women can safely receive four digital X-rays per visit.

What Are the Benefits of Digital X-Rays?

Digital dental X-rays have many benefits over traditional dental X-rays, including:

  • Digital X-rays can highlight and pinpoint small sections of tooth decay that might not be noticeable by a traditional X-ray or visual examination.
  • Digital dental X-rays make early treatment possible, which saves time and money in the long run due to the prevention of more severe issues.
  • Digital X-rays are easily viewed and enhanced on a computer screen.
  • Environmental benefits of digital X-rays include less hazardous waste compared to traditional X-rays that require chemical processing.
  • Digital X-rays take up less physical space and can be easily stored and shared electronically.
  • Because digital dental X-rays are quick to produce and easy to share, they can help expedite treatment, as well as dental insurance reimbursements.
  • Using advanced computer technology, digital X-rays can be manipulated through contrast, zoom, and colorizing to better identify anomalies in the teeth and gums.
  • As mentioned above, digital dental X-rays are actually safer than traditional X-rays due to the lower amount of radiation used to produce far superior images.
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What Are the Costs for Digital X-rays in Downey?

The average cost for digital X-rays is between $85 and $250. These X-rays are typically done once per year. Your dental insurance plan may cover some or all of the cost. A portion of the cost of digital X-rays may be included in your yearly dental checkup. If you have questions about digital X-ray costs, please call Downey Dental Arts at (562) 445-3363 to speak with one of our friendly staff members.

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