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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are the 3 types of X-ray machines?
Three types of X-ray machines commonly used in dentistry are:
- Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) X-rays: These X-ray machines can provide 3D images of teeth, bone structures and surrounding tissue that can be viewed from just about any angle. They are frequently used for diagnosing TMJ disorders, sleep apnea, sinus problems and other issues involving the mouth and jaw.
- Digital panoramic X-rays: This type of X-ray machine can produce detailed digital images very quickly. Digital panoramic X-rays are helpful for mapping out the teeth for braces or extractions.
- Periapical X-rays: This type of X-ray machine focuses in on smaller areas of the mouth, such just two or three teeth at a time, which is helpful in diagnosing and treating issues like infections and abscesses.
How does a dental x-ray machine work?
Most dental X-ray machines used today employ digital technology for faster image development and easy computer storage. Compared to film X-rays, there’s also far less exposure to radiation. Digital X-ray images are produced using a sensor that is connected to a computer. The sensor is placed inside the mouth and the machine is positioned near the sensor to capture the image.
How much do dental machines cost?
The cost of dental machines can vary dramatically depending on what type of equipment you need to purchase. Dental X-ray equipment, for example, can cost $10,000 or more. At DuraPro Health, you can save 40% to 60% by purchasing professionally refurbished dental equipment.
What is difference between CT and CBCT?
The difference between CT and CBCT X-rays is the shape of the beam. CT scanners produce a fan-shaped beam, while CBCT machines produce a cone-shaped beam, which can produce higher-quality images with a greater level of detail.