The digital radiography system replaces the traditional film pack with a special sensor. The sensor detects the radiation, transmits it to a computer, which displays the image on a monitor. The sensors themselves are much more sensitive to radiation therefore the exposure time is significantly reduced. There is up to 80% reduction in radiation over conventional film x-rays.
As well, image contrasting can change the resolution, orientation and size to facilitate enhanced diagnostics. Since the images are magnified onto a monitor, it’s easier for the dentist to highlight areas of concern and for the patient to actually see and understand what is being examined.