Digital X-rays Torrance CA

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays Torrance, CA

To offer the best in dental care in the South Bay, Dentist of Torrance utilizes advanced technologies in dental examination and diagnostics. One of the tools we use is dental digital X-rays, which are an invaluable help in identifying potential oral health issues and planning the appropriate treatment.

What Are Dental Digital X-rays?

Digital dental X-rays, sometimes called digital radiographs, enable us to see the “inside” of your mouth and teeth. Like Superman’s X-ray vision, digital X-ray technology safely penetrates the outer structures of the mouth so we can see the health of the teeth. This technology allows us to see cavities and other anomalies in the teeth and bone structure that we would not be able to see with the naked eye.

How Do Dental Digital X-rays Work?

Traditional X-rays use photographic film that the picture is imprinted upon. With digital X-rays, special digital sensors are used to compile detailed computer images of the inside of the oral cavity.

What Are Intraoral Digital X-rays?

Intraoral digital X-rays are taken on the inside of the mouth and can identify cavities as well as other problems with the teeth and jawbone. These detailed pictures are very useful in assessing the health of each individual tooth.

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Extraoral Digital X-rays in Torrance CA

What Are Extraoral Digital X-rays?

Extraoral digital X-rays are taken on the outside of the oral cavity and can be used to assess overall structural issues with the teeth, jaw, and surrounding bones of the face such as impacted teeth. A common type of extraoral digital X-ray is the panoramic X-ray. This special X-ray is created by rotating a machine around the head, which gives that “panoramic” 3D view of the jaw.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Digital X-Rays?

Dental digital X-rays offer many great benefits and improvements over traditional dental X-rays. They can be much more accurate in locating small areas of tooth decay a traditional X-ray might miss. This also makes digital X-rays very helpful in starting early treatment, which saves time, money, and grief in the long run.

Digital X-rays can be viewed on a computer monitor, where you can zoom in and see details more clearly. Contrast and colorizing can also be easily used to find potential issues with the teeth.

What Are the Environmental Benefits of Digital X-rays?

You probably didn’t know this, but traditional dental X-rays required the use of chemicals for processing that lead to unnecessary hazardous waste. Digital X-rays do not need these chemicals and can be stored and viewed on the computer, saving paper.

Dental digital X-rays also do not emit the amount of radiation traditional dental X-rays used to emit, up to 80-90 percent less. Digital X-rays are safer for you, your family, and the environment.

Digital X-rays in Torrance CA

What Do Digital X-rays Cost in Torrance?

The cost for digital X-rays in Torrance is on par with the national average, which can range from $85 to $250. We usually take digital X-rays once per year during your regular dental exam, and because they are considered preventative, your dental insurance may cover some or all of the costs of these X-rays. If you would like to know more about the potential costs of digital X-rays, please talk to our helpful staff at Dentist of Torrance.

Need Digital X-rays of Your Teeth in the South Bay?

We use the latest in digital imaging techniques including digital X-rays at Dentist of Torrance. To set up an appointment, contact us today by calling 310-651-7660.

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