Seeing Is Believing: Today’s X-Ray Sensors Deliver on Diagnostics

Dental Products Report, Dental Products Report April 2021, Volume 55, Issue 4

If you’re in the market for new x-ray sensors, do your homework. We can help some here as we take a look at 13 x-ray sensor solutions with many enhancements designed to produce fast, clear images; better patient comfort; lower radiation exposures; and more.

You can’t fix what you can’t see.

When it comes to treating patients, x-rays are vital to seeing and diagnosing dental issues. X-rays are a critical tool when it comes to providing the best possible care for your patients.

Over the years, dental x-ray systems have gotten better and faster, enabling clinicians to diagnose and treat dental conditions better than ever. Digital x-ray sensors are constantly in use. They’re moved between operatories and in and out of patients’ mouths on a daily basis.

Clinicians need to count on them, and with so much work, there are ample opportunities for them to break. Since these small devices are so critical in keeping a practice up and running, it’s important to do your homework when shopping for x-ray sensors.

Today’s offerings are better than ever. Many manufacturers offer sensors that deliver high-quality images, work with a variety of dental imaging and practice management software programs, and are designed for rapid diagnoses. Another development in recent years has come along the lines of sensor shapes and sizes designed to improve comfort for patients of varying ages and sizes. Another key factor is radiation exposure and, fortunately, the industry also has made great strides in this regard, reducing exposure times and improving the patients’ overall experiences.