At the Montana Center for Implants and Dentures, our dentist can use digital X-rays to assist in the planning of your restorative treatments as well as make an assessment of your current oral health. Our digital X-ray system is quick and efficient so that you can stay comfortable while receiving top-notch dental care. To learn more about digital X-rays in Billings, Montana, and schedule your appointment with Dr. Josh Muir, call Montana Center for Implants and Dentures at 406-259-7115 today.
X-rays have long been a valuable tool in medicine, and they are especially useful in dentistry. The roots of your teeth are hidden below the gumline, meaning they cannot be seen without the use of imaging technology. X-rays allow our dentist and team to check the health of your teeth and supporting structures and identify problems that need to be treated.
Traditional X-rays use film and take longer to process. With digital X-rays, images can be processed and examined immediately. Our dentist can view X-ray images on a monitor in the treatment room, and you can also see the images for a better understanding of your oral health and needs. Further, digital X-rays use no chemicals for development and less radiation than traditional X-rays do, meaning increased safety for patients.
Digital X-rays can be used to identify and diagnose several types of dental problems:
- Decay between teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper positioning of tooth roots
- Cysts and abscesses
- Compromised dental fillings
- Bone loss
Digital X-rays are essential in planning many of the restorative procedures performed at our office, including dental implants and dentures. If you would like to learn more about digital X-rays and their benefits to you, we invite you to come and visit us.