Digital Radiography in St. Louis
Our dental office in St. Louis is now utilizing the new and exciting technology known as digital radiography. With the introduction of high-resolution digital sensors, we have now reached the point where the diagnostic capabilities of digital systems surpass the diagnostic capability of film. This is the first fundamental change in radiology in over 100 years. The system replaces film with a special sensor. The sensor detects radiation and transmits information to a computer. The software then immediately displays the image on the 20 inch color televisions that we have had mounted in our operatories for the last few years.
This technology has some clear advantages over conventional dental radiographs:
- Digital radiographs require 75% less radiation to create an image than film.
- No chemicals are used in developing the images. This is good for our environment.
- The images you see of your teeth are instantly displayed on the television screen. We will be able to review your teeth and supporting bone with you during our thorough examinations.
- Once an image is digitized, it can be manipulated electronically. We can enlarge areas or change contrast to bring out greater detail, thus making it easier for us to diagnose problems.
We hope that you enjoy this new technology next time you are at our office. It truly is an exciting new advance in the field of dentistry.
We welcome you, your family, friends, and coworkers to experience state-of-the-art dentistry, excellent clinical care, and superb customer service. Call our Creve Coeur dental office at (314) 567-3555 if you have any other questions or would like to schedule an appointment. Our Creve Coeur dental office is conveniently located near Chesterfield, Maryland Heights, Ladue, Clayton, Ballwin, Town and Country, Manchester, and Olivette for patients throughout the St. Louis area. We welcome the opportunity to give your smile life!