Digital radiography provides immediate observation of radiographic images. The digital radiography device can take a picture of your teeth and instantly display the image on a computer screen. The on-screen image will look like an X-ray, but it can be displayed at 400 percent. Digital radiography takes less time and provides 90 percent less radiation. Pediatric Dental Arts is proud to provide digital radiography for their orthodontic patients who require panoramic and cephalometric radiographs.
How It Works: Your dentist places a small, flat sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an X-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to photograph other sections of your teeth.