As opposed to the conventional X-Ray technique, digital X-Rays do not expose the film, but instead a special digital imaging plate. As a result, it is possible to receive an image of higher quality despite a considerably lower level of radiation exposure. The Digital Volume Tomography (DVT) denotes a three-dimensional imaging technique joining together hundreds of images to a detailed overall picture. Digital X-Rays were introduced to the field of dentistry in the 1990s and have been spreading rapidly ever since.
Advantages at a glance:
- Lower Radiation Exposure: Compared to analog X-Ray technology, the exposure for patients is reduced by 90 per cent. This is made possible by means of a digital imaging plate which is considerably more sensitive than the conventional X-Ray film.
- Speed: The digitalized image of the tooth is available within seconds and can be discussed with colleagues or patients.
- Higher Image Quality: Tooth and bone structures are better recognizable on digital images and, in addition, are easier to rework and reproduce.
- Eco-Friendliness: Sacrificing analog X-Ray films and the accompanying processing chemicals preserve the environment.