With usual x-raying, the patient is exposed to considerable radiation. Furthermore, the images captured are only two-dimensional and relatively blurred. Digital x-raying, on the other hand, raises dental diagnosis to a new level.
Not only are the patients exposed to a negligible amount of radiation, but digital x-raying also enables a precise insight into the jaw, previously unprecedented. The x-rays can be retrieved as three-dimensional images on the computer, which can be rotated and zoomed in upon to find the smallest of irregularities. This enables treatment planning to be based on extensive and reliable analysis, which increases the success rate.