X-rays are able to penetrate the body and are absorbed in varying degrees, depending on the density of the tissue. Thus, the dense structures are shown with white, the soft tissues with shades of gray, and the cavities with black, the radiographs having the aspect of the negatives of photographs.
The dental radiography helps doctors to discover the problems not visible in a regular consultation such as cavities between the teeth and below the fillings, cracks or other abnormalities in fillings, decreases in bone mass associated with periodontal disease, problems in the pulp chamber or the root canal, preparation and fixation of implants, braces, and dentures.
The x-rays reveals other defects such as cysts, cancer, or other changes associated with metabolic and systemic diseases. With regards to the children, the dental radiographs are useful to see if the mouth has enough space for the entire dentition, to observe the evolution of the teeth, and the potential impacted teeth.
Also, the dental radiographs are an effective means of monitoring the health of the mouth for the adults presenting a particular risk.
They are people with extensive prosthetic devices (including fillings), those who frequently take sweetened beverages, periodontal disease patients, people suffering from xerostomia or dry mouth, and the smokers.
CRISDENT CLINIC offers the latest equipment for complete dental radiological investigations such as retro-alveolar radiography, bite-wing type x-ray, 2D or 3D CBCT Orthopantomography (Cone Beam CT).
Due to the complexity and variability of the anatomy of the dental-maxilla-facial complex, the transition to three-dimensional imaging was natural, thus developing a new imaging technique called volumetric CT scan. This technique is known under the name of Cone Beam CT or Digital Volume Tomography (DVT).
The Cone Beam Computed tomography is the newest and least radiant imaging method highlighting volumetrically and sectional the dental maxilla-facial complex.
CBCT's main advantage is the high resolution of the structures with a high degree of mineralization such as the bone and tooth, and in some circumstances can be used to highlight the changes in the sinus.