125 years of Röntgen
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the X-steel 125 years ago and changed the world with it. Many initially considered the discovery to be a curiosity with no meaningful use. But the potential of the new process was soon revealed. X-rays can be used to detect structures that are not visible to our eyes and thus also pathological changes, damage or injuries in the human body. A milestone in dental diagnostics!
Computer-aided X-ray diagnostics, also in 3-D, with decisive advantages for you: Significantly less radiation, time savings, quality assurance and, last but not least, protection of the environment by avoiding chemicals during development – standard at the dentists on Theaterstrasse.
X-ray and dentistry
X-ray technology in dentistry is often used to diagnose caries. Knowledge about the position of the teeth, the condition of the tooth roots and any teeth in the jaw can also be obtained. During the implant treatment, the X-ray is also used for the purpose of diagnosis and during the course of the treatment.
The digital X-ray brought about the technical advancement in the 70s and early 80s. It dispenses with exposure and development of film material. A special sensor immediately converts the incident rays into digital signals and evaluates them by a computer. The images generated are visible on the monitor and can be digitally archived and, if necessary, also printed out.
Advantages of digital x-rays
Probably the most important benefit of digital X-ray technology is the significant reduction in radiation compared to conventional X-rays.
In addition, there is no need for development and the associated waiting time for the patient, as the recording can be viewed on the monitor in seconds.
Environmental protection also plays an important role, since no developer chemicals are required.
In the case of transfers or to clarify technical questions, the data can be sent by e-mail in a time-saving manner and in the best quality (in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations).
X-ray in the third dimension
The 3D X-ray technology computed tomography (CT) was ready for series production in the early 1970s. Shortly before the turn of the millennium, the next milestone in 3D X-ray followed: digital volume tomography (DVT) was presented.
With the help of high-resolution diagnostics, a precise and detailed picture of the anatomical conditions in the mouth can be made.
This contributes to a considerably safer and gentler procedure, as well as a greater success of the treatment.
In addition, the DVT has significantly lower radiation than the CT.
A common area of application for digital volume tomography is 3D implant planning.