Are Digital X-rays Better Than Normal X-Rays?

The digital revolution didn’t just change how we listen to music or make phone calls. It also changed the way professionals approach medical imaging. But is the digital version always better than the original? When it comes to dental X-rays, the answer is a resounding YES !!!!

Our digital X-rays offer many advantages — including less radiation exposure for you— so  be sure to look for a dental office that has them.  Dr. Lenny Slepchik has invested in this technology as he wants to provide the latest technology  to his patients in his downtown Montreal office. 

How X-Ray Imaging Works

X-rays are a type of radiation—like visible light, but imperceivable to the human eye.  These waves move through solid materials.

X-rays get absorbed differently depending on the density of what they’re passing through. For example, the bones, muscles, and open spaces inside your mouth all absorb different amounts of radiation.

Conventional X-ray imaging takes advantage of this phenomenon by exposing people to radiation and using a special film to create a picture of what’s in your body. Digital X-rays are based on a similar principle. Think of it like upgrading an old film camera to a digital smartphone camera.

Reasons to Request Digital X-Rays as a Patient

Digital X-rays weren’t always possible — the theory existed, but the sensor technology didn’t. That changed in the 1980’s. Now, the technology is becoming increasingly popular, largely due to benefits such as:

  • No more film. Processing, storing, and retrieving film scans requires a lot of labor. Digital X-rays produce accurate, long-lasting data that’s easier to share and maintain. They can be transferred to other specialists if needed. 
  • Better contrast. X-ray imaging doesn’t show color — it’s all shades of black and white. In other words, contrast (the difference between light and dark tones) is critical for diagnostic accuracy. Digital sensors produce high-contrast, consistent data that can be adjusted on-screen to focus on issues. For dental patients, this difference means that digital X-rays  facilitate more accurate diagnoses. 
  • Less radiation. Digital X-ray sensors are more sensitive. This means they achieve similar results with a smaller dose of radiation, reducing your exposure by as much as 85%.
  • Environmental friendly.  Digital imaging is a greener option. 
  • Faster results. Conventional film takes time to develop. Digital sensors send data to your dentist’s computer instantly.

Experienced Montreal Dentist Offering Digital X-Rays

You may want access to the best dental technology, from diagnosis to treatment. Digital X-rays are the clear choice when it comes to assessing your oral health and function. 

Lenny Slepchik, DDS, proudly offers digital X-rays for his patinents.   He  welcomes new patients at his downtown Montreal practice. Please contact us by calling (514) 875-7971 or emailing us at to reserve your appointment.

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