Basildon dentists now use digital x-rays to improve the speed of their service

Instead of the problematic methods of traditional x-rays, most dentists now tend to utilise the digital version of x-rays in their surgeries. This has a major impact on the way that work can be carried out and is leaving patients very happy with the results. Digital x-rays speed up processes and allow dentists to link up the action of taking a projection of the mouth with the manufacture of things like porcelain dental veneers and crowns.

X-rays as they were for many decades provided a useful way of capturing an image of teeth. Dentists were able to see the shape of a tooth beneath the gum line as well as above it without having to manually go inside the gum. But there are a number of drawbacks to the way that traditional x-rays work.

Often dentists need to get a rounded view of a tooth or an area of the mouth. Traditional x-rays only offer two dimensional, flat images so the dentist would sometimes have to move the patient slightly and then take another x-ray. Each of these images would have to be developed in a separate and specialist lab. The dentist would have to wait to receive the image back as well

Digital x-rays bypass these problems consummately. For a start they come in three dimensions that can be navigated on a computer screen as soon as the image is taken. They do not have to be sent off to a special lab and so the dentist can act immediately on the image he has taken. The next time you have work done by your Basildon dentist and are surprised at the speed, it is probably due in part to digital x-rays. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.