Traditional "wetfilm" x-rays are a focused beam of x-ray particles that pass through bone to produce an image on special film, showing clearly the structure through which it passed. This creates the familiar black and white images doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems and diseases. Without an x-ray of the whole tooth and supporting bone and gum tissues, there would be no way to detect infection or pathology requiring attention that is underneath the surface of what is visible.
Today, digital x-rays use a digital image capture device in place of traditional film which sends an image immediately to a computer. The result is a highly-detailed image of your tooth/teeth. Using a computer's processing power, we can enhance the image's contrast and resolution, which allows us to more easily diagnose dental problems and determine the very best treatment for each case. We can also transmit this image with it's original quality to other dentists and dental specialists, saving you time and money.