Digital Sensor XRAY
Less radiation. When using conventional radiography, I often have been hesitant to make a radiograph because it exposes the patient to radiation. The reduction in radiation offered by digital radiography—usually 70 to 80 percent, and at times even more—allows multiple periapical images for the same radiation exposure involved in a single periapical image obtained via conventional radiography. This reduction in radiation is especially important in implant placement or difficult endodontic therapy, in which multiple images frequently are needed.
Ability to enhance images.
Digital radiography allows the clinician to change contrast (to lighter or darker), enlarge images, place color enhancements or superimpose various textures on images. All of these changes of the original image facilitate easier detection of any pathosis that is present, and they also allow immediate and effective patient education.