Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays.

Our Lincoln Dentist Uses the Latest X-Ray Technology

For nearly two decades, Dr. Rebecca Sowers and her team at West Gate Dental have been providing a comprehensive range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatments and procedures to families living in the Lincoln, NE area. Because we strive to provide our patients with comfortable and efficient dental care, our office is very proud to use the latest, state-of-the-art technology, including digital X-rays. We use these X-rays to safely and accurately detect dental problems in their early stages that may otherwise go undetected to save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort and even your teeth!

While standard X-rays have proven to be invaluable in preventing patient suffering and in saving many teeth, the new and improved digital X-rays have made the technology safer and more beneficial. Perhaps the most important benefit is the fact that radiation exposure is reduced by up to 90% with digital X-rays.


An Important Part of Dental Diagnosis & Treatment

Dr. Sowers uses the images produced by digital X-rays to:

  • Find decay
  • Examine the tooth roots
  • Check the health of the supporting bone around teeth
  • Look for any signs of periodontal disease
  • See the status of developing teeth


Dr. Sowers can also use the images produced to look for bone loss due to periodontal disease and to find hidden tartar buildup on the teeth. If she does detect hidden tartar on your digital X-rays, she may recommend an enhanced oral hygiene routine that will help improve your overall oral health.

How We Take Digital X-Rays

The technique involved with having a digital X-ray taken is simple. A small electronic sensor is placed in your mouth to capture a digital image that is instantly sent to a chairside computer monitor for Dr. Sowers to review. The image can even be rotated and enlarged to help Dr. Sowers detect problems more easily.

More Advantageous Than Traditional X-Rays

  • Images can be viewed instantly for faster treatment.
  • The clear and sharp images provide color contrast, making them easier to read than film-processed images.
  • The images can be enhanced in a number of ways for better detection of problems.
  • The digital images can be compared to your previous X-rays on-screen so Dr. Sowers can detect even the tiniest changes to your tooth structure.
  • Your exposure to radiation is reduced by as much as 90 percent.
  • You can view the images for a better understanding of your dental health.
  • The technology is more environmental-responsible with no polluting photo chemicals or film used.
  • Your dental visits will take less time, plus it’s fun to watch how digital X-rays work!

Contact Your Lincoln Dentist

It’s important to the team at West Gate Dental that we stay in step with all the latest technology that helps us deliver safe, comfortable, and effective dental care to the children, teenagers, and adults we serve! If you have any questions about digital X-rays, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be more than happy to give you the answers you need!