Gone are the days of waiting for chemical processing to see an X-ray image. At Mansfield Dental Associates, we have invested in the digital radiography, or digital X-rays. This awesome technology requires 80 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays, so it’s safer for you. Digital radiography is also safer for the environment since there is no chemical processing waste, as there is with traditional radiography.
Right after we capture your X-rays, we can display them on a chairside monitor so that you can better understand their explanations of diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We want your visit to be educational so that you can leave the dental chair knowing more about your health and feeling good about your decisions for dental care.
For more comprehensive diagnostics and treatment planning, we can utilize cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning. CBCT involves combining multiple digital X-ray images from various angles to create a highly precise, digital 3D model of your oral structures. The image can help Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris spot hard-to-see signs of oral health issues, or more accurately and efficienctly plan complex treatment, such as dental implant placement.
Another benefit of digital X-rays is that the images are easily transferrable for referrals to other offices, insurance claims, and for personal records. We are in the digital age, and you can count on our office to leverage technology for your benefit.