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Digital X-Rays

63rd Street Dental

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

One of the main reasons that 63rd Street Dental in New York City is a leading dental clinic is its state-of-the-art technology. Dana Kapparova, DDS, Amanda Golub, DDS, and the rest of the dental team use on-site digital X-rays, and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) equipment for highly detailed digital X-rays that help them meticulously plan each step of your care. 63rd Street Dental is one of a handful of local offices to have this advanced technology on-site. Don’t settle for less. Call the office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or request an appointment online today.

Digital X-Rays Q & A

What are digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays are the evolution of traditional film X-rays. In a digital X-ray, an electronic sensor gathers images of your mouth. Digital X-rays are significantly more advanced and detailed than old film X-rays. They also require far less radiation to capture the images, which means that digital X-rays are safer for you. 

63rd Street Dental has a CBCT scanner on-site, which is a state-of-the-art digital X-ray scanner that produces 3D images in situations where standard digital X-rays aren’t sufficiently detailed. 

Why do I need digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays are an essential part of preventive dental care, so they're usually part of your regular dental check-ups. They produce the type of information that's not visible to the naked eye. 

Digital X-rays are the ideal tool to give your 63rd Street Dental specialists a view of areas usually hidden, such as your tooth roots. With the information from digital X-rays, your providers can diagnose emerging issues, plan preventive treatments, and deal with problems before they become more serious.

The CBCT scanner is ideal for dental implant planning, imaging of the nerves in your mouth, and orthodontic planning. You may also need CBCT X-rays for other situations, as recommended by the 63rd Street Dental team.

What kind of problems do digital X-rays identify?

Dental X-rays are often the first indicator of problems such as:

  • Decay between your teeth
  • Decay inside your teeth
  • Tooth root damage
  • Decay below the gum line
  • Teeth misalignment
  • Erupting wisdom teeth
  • Abscesses
  • Cysts
  • Tumors

Digital X-rays can identify all of these problems in their early stages, which can ultimately help you save money, time, and pain.

How often do I need digital X-rays?

It depends on your oral health and treatment goals. It's generally helpful to have digital X-rays during your regular dental exams, which typically occur around every six months or so. 

If you have a specific issue, such as sudden severe tooth pain or a broken tooth, you may need digital X-rays as part of your emergency dentistry appointment. If you need tooth replacement like dental implants, CBCT X-rays are an integral part of the planning process. You'll likely also need new digital X-rays if you decide to straighten your teeth.

63rd Street Dental is one of the few providers in New York City to have all the most advanced digital X-ray equipment on-site. Call the office or book your visit online now.