Digital X-rays Cerritos CA

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays Cerritos, CA

Digital x-rays have revolutionized the practice of dentistry. With this leap in dental technology, dentists are able to detect and treat dental conditions earlier, saving patients time, money and discomfort.

At Dentist of Cerritos, digital x-rays are key to helping us deliver the very best dental care in Southern California.

What Are Digital X-Rays?

Digital x-rays, or digital radiography, is a type of x-ray that uses electronic sensors and low levels of radiation to capture internal images of your gums, teeth, and mouth.

The electronic sensor is connected to a computer, and each time a picture is taken, it is instantly projected on the computer screen – for dentists and patients to see.

There are two ways digital x-rays can be taken – intraorally and extraorally.

What are Intraoral X-Rays?

Intraoral x-rays capture images inside of the mouth, are the most common type of digital x-ray. These images provide a great amount of detail and are used to:

  • Detect cavities and tooth decay
  • Monitor overall jawbone and teeth health
  • Evaluate the durability and fit of crowns, fillings, and other dental restorations

What Are Extraoral X-Rays?

Extraoral x-rays are digital images taken outside of the mouth that focus on the skull and jaw, though teeth are captured in the image. These x-rays are used to:

  • Monitor jaw development and growth
  • Plan dental procedures and treatments, such as implants and dentures
  • Find impacted wisdom teeth
  • Detect temporomandibular joint (TMJ/TMD) problems
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Digital X-rays in Cerritos CA

What are the Advantages of Digital X-Rays?

Digital x-rays provide patients with a better dental experience, which is only one of the reasons why they are the only type of x-rays offered at Dentist of Cerritos. Here are a few more benefits that come with using digital x-rays:

  • Digital x-rays use far less radiation that their traditional counterpart, reducing exposure (patient and dentist) by as much as 90%.
  • The high quality images are produced onscreen immediately and can be enlarged for closer inspection, allowing dentists to detect and diagnose any dental problems, from small cavities to gum disease, faster and more accurately.
  • Images are stored on a computer and can be easily stored, retrieved and shared via email with other specialists and patients.
  • Patients don’t have to bite down for long periods of time or wear lead protection, increasing their levels of comfort.
  • Dentists are able to show patients exactly where the problem is, increasing patient education and participation in their oral health.

How Often Are Digital X-Rays Necessary?

Digital x-rays are typically done annually for adults, but children tend to need to have x-rays performed more often to properly monitor their oral growth and development.

Dentists will take a patient’s dental history, medical history and current issues into consideration to determine how often digital x-rays are needed. Some patients may require new x-rays every six months while patients who visit their dentist regularly and practice good oral hygiene may only need digital x-rays once every two years.

How Much Do Digital X-Rays Cost?

The cost of your digital x-rays will depend on the type of x-ray you get, and the number needed, but very generally range from $25 to $300.

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Want to Know More About Digital X-Rays?

Digital x-rays have become standard in the dental world for a reason. Safe, convenient and incredibly effective, they help the professionals at Dentist of Cerritos provide the very best care to our Cerritos patients.

How Can Digital X-Rays Benefit Your Oral Healthcare?

Digital x-rays help Dentist of Cerritos provide the very best dental care. Contact us at 562-414-5064 to schedule an exam today and we’ll help you achieve a healthier, more vibrant smile!

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