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Importance Of Digital Imaging in Dentistry

The digital dental imaging has revolutionized the healthcare industry by providing an accurate and detailed picture of the teeth.

Digital dental imaging is a great way for dentists to diagnose oral health problems without having to physically touch their patients. It also helps in detecting various dental diseases at an early stage and thus, helps in prevention.

The term “digital” is a broad concept that can be applied to many fields. In the field of dentistry, the digital dental imaging is a form of imaging that has been used for more than three decades. The vast amounts of data can be stored in compact size drives owing to the digital micro-storage technology.

Since digital dental imaging is a form of imaging, it requires some form of illumination to capture images from objects in order to create an image. In this case, the type of illumination that is used is light and this light source is typically a mercury lamp. This light source emits ultraviolet radiation which excites and ionizes mercury atoms and then these excited atoms release photons which are visible as visible light.

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Digital Imaging in Dentistry

Types of Digital Dental Radiography

  • Intraoral dental X-rays
  • Extraoral dental X-rays
  • Multi-slice computed tomography (MCT)
  • Sialography
  • Panoramic X-rays (Panorex)
  • Cephalometric Projections
  • Cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT)
  • Periapical X-rays (limited)
  • Bitewing X-rays

Methods of Acquiring Dental Images

  • Direct method
  • Indirect method
  • Semi-indirect technique

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