Our dental digital x-ray system can take a picture of your teeth then almost immediately show it to you on a computer monitor. You no longer have to sit there for fifteen minutes and wait for x-ray film to develop. Your on-screen picture will look like any typical dental x-ray image but much bigger. One of the advantages to having a digital x-ray is that it allows our dentists to zoom in on a single tooth, rotate it, sharpen it and colorize it – thereby giving them access to important information about how to create your smile design.

It operates much like a traditional x-ray system. We place a small, flat sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an x-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to photograph other sections of your teeth.

There are a number of reasons why it’s better to use digital x-rays. Because the dental digital x-ray system is more sensitive than dental x-ray film systems, your exposure to x-rays is cut as much as 90 percent. The large and color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it’s easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. It’s also better for the environment, because we don’t create excess waste due to used photo chemicals and film.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

To all of our dear patients, families and friends,

We hope that you are healthy and safe during this time. In our continued effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are extending our closure. In these uncertain times, we continue to keep our patients and our dental family at the heart of every decision that we make. We are consistently monitoring the evolving situation and continue to follow the guidelines of public health officials as well as our government to make these decisions.

It is our hope that we will resume our regular business hours on Monday, May 4th. If you are a patient of record and have an emergency, please do not hesitate to call us. We strive to ensure our patients are comfortable and cared for. We will be connected to the office answering all calls and texts as quickly as possible. We also have virtual consultations available at this time.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this journey together. Have faith. Follow the recommendations of our leaders. Stay calm. Stay healthy. We are honored to be a part of your healthcare team and look forward to serving you in our normal capacity again soon. Feel free to call or text us for updates during this time. Also, don't forget to floss!

- Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Team