Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies is dedicated to giving you the best science, medicine and technology can offer you and digital dental x-rays are one way we do! We use digital x-rays to conduct your dental examination because they greatly reduce radiation exposure and promote better diagnostics through superior image quality. Digital x-rays also save you valuable time since the process is faster. If it has been a while since you have had x-rays of your teeth, schedule an appointment today for an examination. Prevention of dental problems will go a long way in keeping your teeth, mouth and body healthy.
Digital dental x-rays take multiple intra-oral x-rays instantly with far less radiation exposure than conventional radiography meaning you get a thorough, comprehensive treatment plan with up to 90 percent less exposure to radiation. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies is committed to providing you a safer, healthier form of radiography and can accomplish this with digital dental x-rays.
Most dentists will agree that the best dental treatment is preventive dentistry. We want to try and help you avoid the problems associated with tooth decay, gum disease, malocclusion or bone development issues. Digital x-rays have superior image quality that can be enhanced and magnified to reveal small decay or problems before they get out of hand. The process of taking a digital x-ray is much like how the process worked for traditional dental x-rays–you will be instructed to bite down on a digital sensor, which resembles the traditional bitewings used in conventional dental x-rays. Once the x-ray is administered, the digital sensor sends the image to the computer where it can be viewed by you and your dentist.
Digital images can be printed, emailed, and stored with ease. They can also be superimposed with other images during your treatment process so you can visually see the progress you make or your post-restorative results. The high-tech quality of digital x-rays allows you and your dentist to track and monitor changes related to your tooth movement, bone loss, restorative dentistry, root canals, and fillings. Your role in your dental care becomes more involved allowing you contribute more to the healing process and to preventive dentistry steps.
More and more attention is being given to how we can reduce our environmental footprint. The dental industry can help on multiple levels. A big way dental offices are helping save the environment and the long-term health of our patients is by eliminating the amount of toxic x-ray fixer that we create from traditional x-rays by going digital. According to the Eco Dentistry Association, dental practices generate 28 million liters of toxic x-ray fixer annually. These traditional x-ray fixers contain chemicals such as Ammonium Thiocyanate and Boric Anhydride that have been associated with skin, eye and respiratory tract irritation, and can be very hazardous if inhaled or ingested. Connections have been made between these chemicals and to problems with the thyroid, kidneys, liver, and blood. Prolonged or repetitive exposure can even cause organ damage.
Digital x-rays have the ability to take multiple images at the same time and instantly deliver them to our monitors for viewing by you and Dr. Willey or Dr. Murri. The speed of this technology and process means that you will get your results not only with more accuracy but with less time than traditional x-ray methods. The efficiency of this technology also reduces the amount of time we have to spend treatment planning.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of digital x-rays, or if you’d like to make an appointment, call our Fort Collins office today at (970) 223-6101. For added convenience, you can also reach us online by sending a contact or appointment request using the form below. We are excited to share with you the many conveniences and advantages digital dental x-rays can offer you and your family.