Digital X-Rays in Omaha, NE
With the advancements made in the dental industry in the last few years, one of the most significant advancements to practice management and patient satisfaction has been the implementation of Digital X-Rays. At Dental Innovations, we are proud to offer the robust advantages of this technological advancement to our loyal patients.
Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Traditional X-Ray machines required bulky printing counterparts which often cluttered the units of dental practices. Because traditional X-Rays were printed on a special material, they required large and complicated storage systems and often contributed to the cluttering of an office’s patient record space. They also required specific in-unit viewing technology that often times made it difficult for dentists to make accurate diagnoses. In addition, some dental practices did not have the viewing lightbox in each unit, so Dentists would have to analyze and diagnose separately from the patient. Dentists used to be limited to:
- Waiting for the X-Rays to Develop
- Viewing X-Rays on a bulky lightbox
- Storing and labeling the X-Rays
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. This type of CT scanner uses a special type of technology to generate three-dimensional (3-D) images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths, and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images obtained with cone beam CT allow for more precise treatment planning, especially for implant treatment planning and root canals.