Digital X-Rays

Offered at our convenient location in Alexandria, VA

Digital-dental-xrayDigital X-Rays can take a picture of your teeth then immediately show it to you on a computer monitor. We place a small, flat sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an x-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer.

One of the advantages to having a digital x-ray is that it allows our doctors to zoom in on a single tooth, rotate it, sharpen it and colorize it- thereby giving them access to important information about how to create your smile design.

There are a number of reasons why it is better to use digital x- rays

  • Your exposure to x-ray is decreased 90%.
  • The large enhanced images let you see what your doctor sees.
  • It is better for the environment because we don’ create excess waste due to used photo chemicals and film.