Digital X-Rays — Birmingham, MI

Dentistry by Dery offers in-office digital x-rays. Digital x-rays are computer-generated images via a small electronic sensor. A picture of the tooth is instantaneously transmitted onto the monitor in the treatment room so we can see your teeth & surrounding structures immediately.

X-rays, also known as radiographs, have long been part of preventive care in dentistry. X-rays pass through the soft tissues of the face & mouth (lips, cheeks, etc.) & are absorbed by the hard material of teeth & bone. This allows the dentist to see potential oral health issues that may not be easily visible to the naked eye. X-rays are used primarily to find cavities, but dentists also use them to look at tooth roots, the health of bone surrounding the tooth, to assess possible periodontal (gum) disease problems & to keep track of development in younger patients.

The immediacy of digital x-rays allows the dentist to assess the health of your teeth & identify potential problems right away. Because the images from digital x-rays are available immediately, the dentist can also share these images with you while you’re still in the dental chair, allowing you to see & understand your oral health condition as the dentist explains it.


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Cone Beam CT Scans

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning takes traditional dental imaging to next level, or more precisely, the next dimension. CBCT technology is a 3-D x-ray that gives dentists the ability to view the structures of your mouth, face & head from nearly infinite perspectives & in amazingly fine detail. Whether you’re just starting treatment or evaluating the results of a procedure, getting a scan with a cone beam machine can be a very valuable tool in your dental health.

Getting a CBCT scan is completely painless, takes only a few minutes total & requires no preparation beforehand. The scanner is mounted on an arm that rotates around your head while you sit or stand under it. You will be asked to place your chin on a special platform & the entire scanner can be raised or lowered to a height that’s comfortable for you. Your only task during the scanning process, which lasts about 10-seconds, is to hold as still as possible.

CBCT scanners create an instantaneous digital image, meaning there’s no waiting for the film to develop. The fact that the images are digital also makes it very easy to share your scans with any specialists who may be involved in your care in addition to your dentist, such as an orthodontist or a prosthodontist. We’re proud to offer this advanced technology because it allows us to provide every patient with more accurate, efficient & successful dental care.

Request an Appointment or Call us today at  248-646-4068.