Digital Dental Radiographs provide numerous advantages over standard x-rays. The most important being reduced radiation exposure by approximately 70 to 80%. They also provide an immediate image viewable on the monitor that can be enlarged or enhanced as needed, which improves diagnostic quality.
This ability to visualize images on the monitor allows for patient involvement in the diagnostic process and helps with the communication between patient and staff. Digital radiographs are more efficient and thus decrease the amount of time involved in the x-ray process and increase the comfort for the patient. The environmental benefits should not be overlooked as all images are stored digitally, eliminating the need for x-ray film or paper and there are no toxic developing chemicals involved with digital radiographs.