Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays services located in Glen Ellyn, IL

Digital X-rays have transformed dental care for patients, offering clearer images, faster results, and less radiation than traditional imaging scans. At John T. Zaffer, DDS, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Dr. Zaffer invests in the latest technology, including digital X-rays, to provide his patients with the most effective and comfortable dental care available. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Digital X-Rays Q & A

What are digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays produce images of your teeth, gums, and underlying structures to help diagnose oral health conditions, design personalized treatment plans, and monitor ongoing treatments.

They use digital sensors to create detailed images of your mouth and allow Dr. Zaffer to provide you with the highest standard of dental care, ensuring your oral health remains in optimal condition.

How do digital X-rays differ from traditional technology?

Digital X-rays are superior to traditional X-rays in several ways. A standard dental X-ray uses traditional film to process images, while digital technology connects sensors to a computer. Benefits of digital X-rays in dentistry include:

Improved comfort

Traditional X-rays involve biting down on uncomfortable film sensors. They can be especially irritating for individuals with sensitive gag reflexes. Digital technology allows for a more comfortable experience that eliminates the need for bite-wing sensors.

Less radiation

Digital X-rays reduce your radiation exposure by up to 80% compared to traditional scans. 

Clearer images

Digital imaging produces much clearer pictures than standard X-rays, allowing Dr. Zaffer to evaluate your oral health and function in greater detail.

Faster results

Results are almost immediate with digital X-rays, minimizing the time you need to spend at the dentist.

Digital storage

Dr. Zaffer can store digital X-rays on a computer for fast and easy retrieval, allowing him to send them to you, other specialists, or your insurance provider if necessary.

Why would I need digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays are essential for protecting and improving your oral health and function. Dr. Zaffer may perform an X-ray to:

  • Detect tooth decay (cavities)
  • Diagnose and monitor periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Evaluate the development of wisdom teeth
  • Monitor oral health changes 
  • Plan for orthodontic treatment
  • Diagnose infections or abscesses
  • Check for signs of oral cancer
  • Evaluate the condition of dental restorations
  • Assess dental trauma or injuries

As a practice that values digital technology, John T. Zaffer, DDS, also offers intraoral scanners, 3-D imaging, computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM). 

Digital X-rays eliminate many drawbacks of traditional scans. To learn more, call John T. Zaffer, DDS, today or schedule an appointment online.