Digital X-Rays


We use modern all digital x-rays systems designed in Germany. Compared to conventional film x-ray, there is significantly less radiation dosage when taking digital x-rays.

Dental X-Ray

Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays, also known as dental radiographs, are essential diagnostic tools to assess oral health and detect various dental conditions that may not be visible during a regular dental examination. These images provide information about the teeth, gums, jawbone and surrounding structures, aiding in the diagnosis and treatment planning process.

Dental x-rays use a small amount of radiation to capture images of mouth issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, infections, bone loss and abnormalities in tooth alignment. Dental x-rays play a crucial role in maintaining optimal oral health and preventing potential dental problems by giving an inside look at the oral cavity.

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Reliable and Safe

With the innovative DCS sensor, our digital dental x-rays uses the lowest radiation dosage possible, while still resulting in images with unparalleled definition. This means picking up any tooth decay or bone conditions are accurate with the minimum of radiation dosage to you.

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Comfortable And Fast

For smaller dental x-rays, we use digital film that is wireless and paper thin, for easy and comfortable fit in your mouth.

Our dental x-rays are efficient, with lower exposure time and lower dosage to you. A dental x-ray is taken in a few seconds, quickly and comfortably.

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Sharp Layer (SL) Technology

SL Technology allows us to generate several thousand images during a single rotation. The fragments with the best focus are automatically combined to form one dental X-ray image with incomparable sharpness, hence providing high resolution images of the entire jaw every time.

Why Do We Take Dental X-rays?

Dental x-rays allow us to visualise what is happening within the tooth layers, which we are not able to observe with a visual dental check.
Most of the time, tooth decay or caries starts in between the teeth and does not cause symptoms until it is too late. Early detection of tooth decay means we can prevent it from getting worse and before it causes pain! We take dental x-rays only when they are needed and with your consent.

Dental X-Rays may need to be taken for many reasons, including:
  • As part of a general dental check up
  • To detect tooth decay
  • In kids to check if teeth are forming and erupting normally
  • Wisdom teeth formation and whether they are impacted
  • Bone issues such as cysts and malformations
  • Infection of the teeth or bone
  • Jaw joint (TMJ) clicking or pain
  • Braces
  • Implant surgery
  • Root canal treatment
Types of dental x-rays available at our clinic:
  • Small X-rays (Intra-oral Bitewings and Periapical)
  • Full View (OPG)
  • Jaw Joint X-ray
  • Cephalogram
  • 3D Cone Beam CT scan
  • Airway Assessment X-ray

Process Of Getting X-Rays At Dental Designs

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1. Preparation and Positioning

The process of obtaining dental x-rays typically begins with the patient's preparation and positioning. The dental radiographer will guide the patient through the procedure. Depending on the type of x-ray being taken, the patient may need to wear a lead apron to shield other parts of the body from radiation.

Once prepared, the patient is positioned appropriately to ensure clear and accurate images. Intraoral x-rays require the patient to bite down on a small sensor or film holder, while extraoral x-rays may involve standing or sitting in front of the x-ray machine.

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2. Image Acquisition

With the patient in position, the dental radiographer will operate the x-ray machine to capture the images. The x-ray machine emits a small amount of radiation, which passes through the tissues and is absorbed differently by the teeth, bones and soft tissues.

The sensor or film records the pattern of radiation exposure, producing detailed images of the teeth, jawbone and surrounding structures. In digital radiography, the images are captured electronically and can be viewed immediately on a computer monitor.

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3. Radiographic Interpretation

Once the x-ray images are obtained, your dentist will carefully analyse the images to identify any abnormalities, such as cavities, fractures, infections or bone loss. The dentist uses the x-ray images to diagnose dental conditions, develop treatment plans and monitor the progression of oral diseases.

Patients may also be shown their x-ray images during dental consultations to help them understand their oral health status and treatment options. Throughout the process, we will strictly adhere to radiation safety protocols to ensure minimal exposure to radiation for both patients and dental staff.

How Safe is a Dental X-ray?

This chart illustrates the low risk of dental x-rays. The numbers are taken from averages of multiple digital dental x-ray systems. The dental x-ray system that we use have a lower radiation dosage than shown on this chart.

Common types of intraoral x-rays include bitewing, periapical and occlusal x-rays, each offering specific views of different areas of the mouth. Extraoral x-rays include panoramic radiographs and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), which provide comprehensive images of the entire oral and facial structures. 

Despite the use of radiation, dental x-rays are safe when performed with proper techniques and precautions.

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*The data for this comparison was collated from a number of sources. Average UK background comes from HSE figures on record. All dental comparisons assume current Kodak digital imaging equipment. Small CBCT assumes posterior region where area is more dense and dose is higher, in the anterior region this falls to as low as 5µSv. Flight data from HPS. Banana from data on record.

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This clinic is one of the best I have ever seen. I saw dr Justin for my implant which I did many years ago, the tooth was loose, and other drs told me to remove it as they could not find out what brand it was but dr Justin was able to take 3d xrays and locate the brand and specially ordered the part in. he saved me from having to do a surgery to remove and put a new implant which would have cost me a bomb. the tooth looks even better than the original thanks to the experieced dental technician Katsuya from Japan. 

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my workplace is close by and I had a problem with my tooth for a few days, so I made an appointment to come down. The receptionist who booked my appointment was very helpful and friendly to explain the way to the clinic from my office. I saw Dr Nicholas who was able to do a root canal treatment on the same visit so that I didn't need to come back. I felt safe and comfortable to do my dental treatment here as the dental picks are all wrapped up and sterilized and only opened before each treatment when im inside. 

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