Dental imaging equipment is a critical part of today’s modern dental practice. With quality images, dentists can make accurate diagnoses or identify potential problems in the early stages of dental disease. They can obtain dental images using traditional film, computed radiology, or digital radiography.
Film radiography undergoes the typical exposure process and is then developed in the dark room with chemistry. Although many dental practices still use radiographic film, more are converting to CR or DR.
Computed radiography (CR) uses almost the exact same equipment as film; the only difference is it replaces film with imaging plates that use storage phosphor (or photostimulated phosphor) and does not require chemical processing.
Digital imaging reduces the time necessary to process each dental image. The xrays are uploaded instantly onto computer software. Since they’re automatically stored online by the computer, they save space within the dentist office. They can be accessed at any time, so the records are always up to date.
Modern dental imaging equipment reduces radiation exposure for all patients. With digital imaging, the patient receives the same amount of radiation a person receives from regular environmental radiation in a few days.
Dental Imaging Views
Bitewing dental xrays capture the posterior oral view, concentrating on the crowns to determine the presence or absence of cavities and other complications. The Periapical view shows the tooth from the root to the crest to determine the cause of a single toothache, revealing the bone that surrounds a certain tooth. The Occlusal view shows the roof or floor of the mouth and the very tops of the teeth, but isn’t included in a typical dental imaging procedure.
RC Dental is dedicated to provide high quality imaging equipment for your dental practice. Our mission statement represents our commitment to our valued customers. We stand by our products whenever we distribute, service, and maintain your dental equipment. If you have any questions concerning dental imaging products, give us a call and we’ll gladly help in any way we can!