Digital radiography uses digital X-ray sensors instead of traditional photographic film. There are several advantages to digital x-rays instead of x-ray “film”. First, both the doctor and the patient are able to see the images immediately. Second, we can now use the computer to enlarge, contrast, and otherwise adjust the image so that a more accurate diagnosis can be made.
In addition, the images can now be easily printed, sent to other dental offices and/or insurance companies as needed. Digital x-rays are environmentally friendly, because there are no toxic chemicals to be stored or disposed of.