Film x-rays or digital x-rays? Burnaby Heights Dental Centre chooses to use digital x-rays.
Film x-rays were invented over 125 years ago. Technology has come a very long way since those first x-rays, and film x-rays are now quite antiquated.
Film x-ray technology costs less than digital x-ray technology. However long-term exposure to film x-rays can be harmful to a patient’s overall dental health due to the increased amounts of radiation needed to expose these types of films. These are especially discouraged when concerning pregnant women. We strive to reduce the adverse effects caused by film x-rays.
X-rays are nothing more than different shades of grey on a screen. That screen can be either analog or digital. It would be like comparing an old black and white TV to a new HD TV with all of its perfect picture quality and color. With digital x-rays, our doctors are able to see clearly what they could not see before. This means areas of concern can be detected much earlier before issues may arise.
We think 70% less radiation, less discomfort, detecting problems sooner, less time in the chair, access and distribution and cost matters a lot to our patients. Let us know what you think about digital x-rays in comparison to traditional film x-rays.
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Call Burnaby Heights Dental Centre at (604) 320 7321 for your next dental appointment, and experience the benefits of digital x-rays.