Digital X-rays

Traditional dental X-ray film has been the patient diagnosis standard in dentistry for most of the 20th century.  We have become accustomed to exposing the X-ray and then taking it to the film processor and waiting for six minutes for it to develop.  If the image was not perfect, and another x-ray had to be taken at a different angle, more time was wasted repeating the process.  Now with the addition of digital radiography to our practice, the wait is over.  Within three seconds of exposing the film, we see the image on our computer monitors.  Not only is this a time saver, which allows us to diagnose your problem and get right to work to treat you, but there are several other benefits as well.  Once the image is captured, it can be digitally enhanced with magnification, color, improved contrast, or annotations to point out areas of concern. The risk of lost or misplaced  X-rays is gone, as they are saved in our computer hard drive, which is regularly backed up. These images can then be immediately emailed to a specialist for evaluation if a consult is needed. Furthermore, for your benefit, the X-ray sensors that are placed in your mouth are much more sensitive than film.  That means less radiation is needed to expose these digital X-rays. It is a win-win situation, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful technological advancement to our patients.


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Stephen E. Bloom, D.D.S., Inc.
Ohio Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
Highland Medical Center | 850 Brainard Rd. | Highland Heights, Ohio 44143
Tel: (440) 460-5400 | Fax: (440) 460-5403

In this fast paced world, we frequently make snap judgements. Your smile says so much about you in so little time. Does it project the proper image? Can you benefit from dental implants, porcelain veneers, tooth bleaching, bonding, crowns, or several other esthetic dental procedures? An attractive smile can be your biggest asset. Let it show what a successful person you truly are or hope to be. We have been on the cutting edge of cosmetic dentistry since 1976. Let us help you to benefit from our expertise and vast experience.