Dental X-rays

Experience Safer and Faster Diagnosis with Digital X-Rays

Here at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies, we understand the time constraints that come with leading a busy life. This can often be an obstacle to obtaining necessary dental treatment. With so many commitments to attend to, it’s a wonder how some patients even find the time to see their dentist. This is why we choose digital x-rays to conduct your dental examination. It shortens the wait time, greatly reduces radiation exposure, and promotes better diagnostics through superior image quality.

Performing a digital x-ray is just like conducting a traditional dental x-ray. The difference is that the images are available on the computer screen almost immediately. During the exam, 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 sensor sends the image to the computer where it can be viewed by you and your dentist.

Unlike film-based dental x-rays, digital x-rays offer the following advantages:

Reduced radiation—Digital x-rays emit up to 90% less radiation. This is a very important benefit, especially if you are concerned about the possible effects of excess radiation.

Shorter diagnostic time—You don’t have to wait for the film to develop. The images are available for viewing almost immediately after the x-ray is administered.

Superior image quality—The digital images can be enlarged and adjusted to allow for greater image quality. This enhances the accuracy of your diagnosis, as it’s much easier to spot subtle decay or damage that may be overlooked in traditional dental films.

Versatile file format—Digital images can be printed and emailed, eliminating the hassle of making copies just to transfer your dental records.

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) 223-8425. For added convenience, you can also reach us online by sending a contact or appointment request using the form below.