Digital x-rays or radiographs are performed as part of a dental exam to provide a more thorough picture of your mouth. Digital x-rays make it easier for Dr. Marianna Farber to diagnose issues that aren't easily visible, and to understand more about your oral health by showing the interior of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. There are many dental concerns that may be diagnosed with x-rays including cavities, decay, abscesses, cysts, bone loss, and tooth impaction. If these issues are identified in the early stages, you may have more treatment options that are less invasive. As part of your dental exam at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York, NY, digital imaging will help Dr. Farber diagnose and correct dental problems.
"It was a great experience to be a client of Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry. The staffs were nice, welcoming and accommodating to your needs. The dentist was very nice also, makes you feel at ease and explains to your understanding the procedure to be done. Prices were also reasonable for the wonderful service they render to you."- B.D. / Google / Nov 08, 2018
"Always pleasant and professional. Explains everything step by step!"- I.I. / Demandforce / Apr 19, 2019
"I had Dr. Farber place porcelain veneers on my teeth a few years ago and they look as good today as the day they were first bonded on, I moved overseas but still always come in to see her for my follow ups and cleanings when I’m in town, wouldn’t go anywhere else."- M.B. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
"I had an awesome experience at my dental appointment with Dr. Farber, I came in needing my tooth pulled because it cracked it half, I was mortified, she used some new machine and got it out in no time, painless and I had no pain or swelling afterwards, exceeded my expectations above and beyond."- A.B. / Google / Sep 12, 2019
"Dr. Farber is my favorite dentist, I came in with two teeth that chipped, everything from beginning to end of the procedure seemed as easy and painless as a dental visit can be, I was even able to see what my teeth looked like before and after the procedure with the photos she took, it was probably the most pleasant dental experience I’ve had, and I have had many!"- P.F. / Google / Jun 19, 2019
For most patients, digital imagings are included in an annual dental examination. Digital x-rays may be performed for prevention or if you are concerned about a specific problem. Even though digital x-rays emit significantly less radiation compared to traditional film x-rays, Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry tries to limit each patient's exposure. When compared to traditional x-rays, digital x-rays can use up to 90% less radiation, helping us to limit patient exposure significantly. Digital x-rays are generally safe for all patients; however, female patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant should inform Dr. Farber at the start of their dental exam so special cautionary steps may be taken. Digital x-rays make the need to develop film using harmful chemicals a thing of the past. Plus, the results are instantaneous and can be conveniently sent to your insurance company within seconds.
What to Expect
Generally performed at the start of your appointment, digital imaging takes around 5 – 10 minutes to complete. Many patients will get a set of x-rays to show the needed sections. Once they are taken, they will be uploaded to be viewed by you and Dr. Farber throughout your exam. She can show you any issues and talk about possible treatments.
A set of x-rays will usually be done annually at your dental examination. At certain exams, a full-mouth set may be needed for a complete view of your teeth, gums, and oral bones. Your x-rays will be saved with other information at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry so Dr. Farber can identify trends and address any growing concerns.
Generally, dental insurance plans will pay for digital x-ray costs as part of an annual dental examination. Our office can talk to your insurance to calculate potential payments. If you have any remaining costs or if you are not using insurance, Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry takes several methods of payment and we can assist you with finding financing.
Digital imaging is a useful tool that can help to diagnose health conditions. As a part of an annual dental examination, digital x-rays can give Dr. Farber an in-depth understanding that allows her to catch hidden problems to be treated before you feel pain. To improve your oral health, contact our team in New York to make an appointment for your dental examination with digital imaging.