State-of-the-Art Digital X-Rays in Missoula
At Cornerstone Dental, our goal is to provide you with the very latest techniques and technology that modern dentistry has to offer.
Dr. Lindsay Rogers stays current by participating in continuing education and learning all there is to know about advances in dentistry. We invest in state-of-the-art technology because it makes your dental care easier, quicker, and more comfortable.
Dental x-rays are the most important diagnostic tool we have. But many people today are understandably concerned about the effect that too much radiation has on their health.
When a concern matters to you, it matters to us. That is why we are pleased to offer you the safety and comfort of state-of-the-art digital x-rays.
Advantages of Using Digital X-Rays
Traditional x-rays require film to process an image that shows the inside of your teeth. Digital x-rays, on the other hand, use a flat sensor that is far more comfortable and produces a highly detailed electronic image that is sent directly to our computer where it is stored securely on our in-house network.
Within moments of taking the x-ray, we can display it on your chairside manner so we can view it together. This is a powerful educational tool because we know that an informed patient is a healthy patient. Digital x-rays include you in the process because they allow you to see a high-resolution image of your teeth that shows you what the problem is and why treatment is necessary.
We take your safety seriously, which leads us to another important advantage – digital imaging produces about 95% less radiation than film x-rays.
Also, since your x-rays are stored on our in-house computer network, they are always easily accessible. In moments we can send your file to a specialist or to your insurance company as needed.
And since they don’t require film processing, digital x-rays are better for the environment because we don’t have to worry about disposing of hazardous materials.
Frequency of Dental X-Rays
Digital x-rays produce minimal radiation, but we are still cautious about the number of x-rays we take. If we feel an x-ray is warranted because you have a problem that needs attention, Missoula dentist Dr. Lindsay Rogers will explain why it is necessary and how it will benefit your treatment.
We generally take bitewing x-rays (a single image of your upper and lower teeth) once a year. If your teeth are healthy, we recommend a full set of x-rays every five years.
Please Call Us for an Appointment
If it is time for your next dental appointment, please call our Missoula dental office to arrange a convenient appointment. We will be happy to show you our technology and explain how it can minimize the amount of time you need to spend in the dental chair.