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The Scoop on Digital X-Rays

If you’ve been to our practice recently for a routine check-up, you have probably noticed that your x-ray has been switched from the traditional film method to the new and modern digital x-ray method! When it comes to supplying Vancouver with the highest quality dental practices, Smile A Lot Dental Centre is constantly looking for the most current dental innovations in order to advance our patient’s service and satisfaction. Digital x-rays are a major part of our practice’s developments.

What are digital x-rays?

Digital X-rays are computer-generated images. These images induce as much as 90% less radiation than standard film X-rays. Instead of using the traditional silver-oxide X-ray film, this brand-new digital system takes photos via a small electronic sensing unit and immediately transmits a picture of the tooth onto the video screen in the treatment room. We can see your teeth and surrounding structures right away with very little radiation.

What are the benefits?

  • Less Radiation – Digital x-rays use 90% less radiation then traditional x-rays, so they are safer to use and better for your health!
  • Shorter Dental Appointments – There is no developing needed, so appointment times can be shorter and more convenient for you to schedule.
  • Higher Quality Images – Images can be blown up to whatever size your dentist needs to accurately look for any issues, giving us a more thorough and detailed understanding of your dental composition.
  • Transferring Dental Records – These images can be instantly sent to any specialty office in the time it takes to create an email, making your health care providers more efficient!
  • Environmentally Friendly – Digital radiography uses no chemicals to develop film, making this is more environmentally conscious development.
  • The Complete Picture – No matter if your dentist uses digital x-rays or not, having x-rays taken is critical to making sure you obtain the best diagnosis possible.

Ready for your next appointment with Smile A Lot Dental Centre in Vancouver? Give us a call today!