Digital X-Ray

Savannah Dental

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Savannah, GA

Digital imaging has transformed dental care, making it easier for dentists to plan effective treatments that conserve as much natural tooth tissue as possible. Savannah Dental offers some of the latest digital X-ray imaging technology to patients from in and around Savannah, Georgia. When you’re ready for diagnostic or treatment services, call the office to book a visit, or schedule an appointment online.

Digital X-Ray Q & A

What are digital X-rays?

X-rays have long been a central part of dental care. Radiography traditionally relies on film to form images of your teeth, bone tissue, and other structures. With digital X-ray technology, top-quality imaging can be delivered in just seconds. 

A great deal of time and effort goes into researching the technology chosen for patient care. Digital X-ray systems are no exception, and the Savannah Dental team is proud to offer the iTero Element 5D imaging system, a platform that delivers outstanding results without any exposure to radiation, as well as an on-site digital cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner. 

What are some benefits of digital X-rays?

There are many different benefits of using a digital X-ray system as compared to traditional film X-ray technology. Image quality is probably the most significant advantage. Digital panoramic X-rays make it easy for your dental team to detect signs of decay or learn more about your bone structure. 

Extra-oral bitewing X-rays create outstanding images without having to bite down on hard sensor squares, and they’re also faster to process. The practice’s on-site digital CBCT scanner creates clear and detailed three-dimensional imaging. 

Digital radiography is also more cost-effective than older systems. There’s no need for film or storage-and-retrieval systems. Going digital is also much better for the environment, and it enables easy transfer of your imaging from one practice to the next. 

Can digital imaging help detect cavities?

Today’s digital imaging systems are a great tool for detecting decay in the earliest possible stages. Changes in the structure of your tooth tissue shows up as different colors on the imaging. 

This information gives your dental team the information needed to create your treatment plan. Surface-level cavities can be addressed with a filling, while more advanced decay may need a crown or other restoration. 

Digital imaging is a fast and painless process. Some images are gathered using an external scanner, while others are taken using a wand placed inside your mouth. 

If you’d like more information about the role digital X-rays could play in your dental health, call Savannah Dental today to book a visit. The practice is proud to offer state-of-the-art digital technology and is among the first in the region to offer the iTero 5D. Online scheduling is also an option, and takes just moments to complete.