Digital X-Rays allow for greater precision and diagnostic ability in dentistry. Using Chemically processed films, have become a thing of the past. There is no longer the need to expose patients to all that radiation. Digital X-Rays use up to 90% less radiation than film based techniques of the past.
In addition, the doctor could view the results on a 19 inch monitor, rather than a 1 inch piece of film. If needed, duplicates could be sent to another doctor or your insurance carrier at the click of a button. Plus you can go home the same day with a copy of your X-Rays on disc or paper.