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210 S Federal Hwy., Suite 400-A

Hollywood, FL 33020

 

PHONE:  954.920.2751 / 954.773.8148

FAX:         954.272.8479

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Brilliant Smiles of Hollywood

General and Cosmetic Dentist

Dental Radiographs are commonly called dental x-rays. Dentists use radiographs for many reasons: to find hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, and cavities. 

A radiographic image is formed by a controlled burst of X-ray radiation which penetrates oral structures at different levels, depending on varying anatomical densities, before striking the film or sensor. Teeth appear lighter because less radiation penetrates them to reach the film. Dental caries, infections and other changes in the bone density, and the periodontal ligament, appear darker because X-rays readily penetrate these less dense structures. Dental restorations (fillings, crowns) may appear lighter or darker, depending on the density of the material.

They are required for proper diagnosis by the Dentist and Hygienist

They are a very important part of a dental practice without them the dentist cant properly diagnose existing conditions that could be affecting a patient