Digital x-rays allow diagnostic accuracy.

The implementation of digital radiography has transformed the way that dentists and periodontists like Dr. Alger are able to care for patients.

What are digital x-rays?

Post-Treatment

Post-Treatment

Pre-Treatment

Pre-Treatment

Being able to see the bone and root structures under the gum tissues is vitally important to Dr. Alger – as he uses digital images to assess infections, areas of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and changes in the bone density or ligaments around the teeth.

Since being developed several years ago, digital x-rays are now much more superior in their image quality and safety than traditional x-ray films. The high-resolution images are available on in-room monitors in each of the treatment areas, enhancing your communication with Dr. Alger and his team.

Digital x-rays offer many benefits over traditional dental films:

  • Each image is electronically saved and can be sent to a patient’s general dentist
  • “Zoomable” images improve diagnostics and assessment of problem areas
  • Increases patient communication by displaying images on a screen in the treatment room
  • Reduction in radiation needed for capturing images
  • Eliminate the need for messy, non-environment friendly chemicals created by traditional x-rays
  • Images can be seen instantly, allowing for more accurate placement of dental implants.
The bicuspid tooth supporting this upper left bridge had lost 50% of the bone around the root. Harmful biting forces may have been a contributing factor to the bone loss observed. A removable partial denture or extraction and replacement with implants were options available. However, this lady wanted to keep her own teeth, if at all possible.

The bicuspid tooth supporting this upper left bridge had lost 50% of the bone around the root. Harmful biting forces may have been a contributing factor to the bone loss observed. A removable partial denture or extraction and replacement with implants were options available. However, this lady wanted to keep her own teeth, if at all possible.

Dr. Alger was able to regenerate bone around the tooth with a bone grafting procedure. Afterwards her dentist replaced her old bridge with a new one that provided better chewing stability.

Dr. Alger was able to regenerate bone around the tooth with a bone grafting procedure. Afterwards her dentist replaced her old bridge with a new one that provided better chewing stability.