What Are The Advantages Of Digital Dental Imaging Versus Traditional Dental X-Rays?

At Cosmos Dentistry of Bellevue, Washington, Dr. Tokiko Poppe and her team of professionals believe in providing solutions with the latest technologies and modalities. She is pleased to offer digital dental x-ray imaging when taking images of the smile. Digital imaging has several benefits over the use of more traditional imaging means, such as conventional film x-rays that can result in excess radiation exposure that isn’t necessary for most.

What are digital dental x-rays?

Digital dental x-rays are a type of dental x-ray that uses digital technology instead of traditional film. This means that the images can be stored electronically and viewed on a computer screen. They can help patients better understand the issues that have developed in the smile and give them a visualization of what needs to be done to bring their smile back to health. Because these images can be viewed on a computer screen in the dental office, it is easier than ever for the dental team to zoom in and out of the images to assist patients in visualizing their dental needs and seeing changes that can occur as they happen.

What are the advantages of digital imaging for patients?

Digital dental x-rays have many benefits over traditional film x-rays, which is why our team utilizes them. Some advantages include:

  • They are easier to store and share with other dental professionals.
  • They can be manipulated to view teeth and structures beneath the surface better.
  • They emit less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
  • They can be viewed on a computer screen and zoomed in and out for evaluation.

Schedule a visit with the team at Cosmos Dentistry today!

If you’re interested in getting digital dental x-rays, talk to your dentist at Cosmos Dentistry about the benefits of using digital imaging versus traditional film x-rays. Call (425) 448-4770 to book a visit at 1515 116th Ave NE, Suite #301, to learn more. Our facility is equipped with this and many other advanced solutions to help you and your family achieve and maintain oral health and wellness.

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Dr. Tokiko Poppe

Dr. Tokiko Poppe graduated from the University of the Pacific's Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She has received extensive training in all aspects of dentistry and was involved in craniofacial research and studies on cleft lip and palate in school.

Dr. Poppe also completed a General Practice Residency in California, where she cared for medically-compromised adults at Veterans Hospital and children under general anesthesia at the University Medical Center. She is a member of the ADA, AAGO, AAPMD, WSDA, SKCD, AGD, American Laser Study, TBI Ambassadors, and AMR advanced program. She has completed Spear Education which dentists pursue to learn complex restorative dentistry. Dr. Poppe is also an osteopathic-trained dentist, having learned the whole-body approach from osteopathic physicians. She follows continuing education to stay abreast of the latest dental trends and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her community.

She also holds a Japanese dental license and speaks Japanese and English.