Digital x-rays have been around for a while, and they are generally considered a breakthrough in dental technology.
Not only are they safer than traditional x-rays because they emit so much less radiation, but they are faster and more accurate than film x-rays. We can take the x-rays, then immediately view them on a computer. Digital x-rays are easy to email to insurance companies and specialists, meaning fewer treatment delays for our patients. Problems are visible on the x-ray before they can be seen with the naked eye, so we can treat them while we are still small.