Digital X-Rays

digital x-rays

At Advanced Dental and Implant Care in Algonquin, Il, we provide the best care possible for our patients thanks to the help of digital x-rays. Digital x-rays are quickly becoming the standard in dental imaging. In the past, dentists would go to extensive lengths to take x-rays for patients, including much discomfort for the patient. If the x-ray wasn’t taken properly, the long process would have to be repeated. Thanks to recent advancements in dental technology, dental x-rays are taken digitally with minimal radiation exposure. Within seconds, the images are uploaded to the computer.

Why Do Dentists Need to Take X-Rays?

Digital x-rays allow the doctor to get a much better view of your teeth and potential dental conditions. The digital imaging software allows the doctor to see a number of different views of the tooth to gain a better understanding of the proper course of management. Digital x-rays provide a great benefit to the patient. Not only are they an excellent diagnostic tool, but they decrease radiation to the patient by over 80%.

In addition to showing Dr. Potorff what is going on in your mouth, he will be able to make educated decisions when it comes to restorative dentistry treatments. This includes determining if you are a candidate for dental implants, where to place the implants, and if other restorative treatments are needed. Digital x-rays ensure your treatments are done in the best way possible with the best results.

X-Rays Can Show Your Dentist the Following:

  • Number of Teeth
  • Position of Teeth
  • Size of Teeth
  • Presence and Damage of Cavities
  • Bone Damage
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Jaw Fractures
  • Tooth Malocclusion
  • Any Tooth or Jaw Abnormalities

When Will I Need an X-Ray?

Usually, you will only need x-rays every 6 months during your dental exam. If there is an underlying problem that occurs outside of your usual exam, you will need an x-ray. X-rays are also necessary when you want certain dental procedures such as dental implants, or porcelain veneers. The x-rays will give your dentist an idea of how healthy your mouth is in addition to if you are a candidate for the procedure(s).

Contact Advanced Dental and Implant Care in Algonquin for Digital X-Rays

If it has been a while since your last dental exam, be sure to visit our Algonquin dentist office for digital dental x-rays and a complete exam. Dental x-rays will display any underlying problems that could potentially be hurting your teeth and gums. You can reach us by filling out our online contact form on our Contact Us page or by giving our Algonquin dentist office a call at 847-854-1200. Schedule your next dental exam or procedure today! We offer a full range of restorative, general, and cosmetic dentistry procedures.