About Digital X-Rays
Our professional dental staff at Crown Dental in West Richland, WA takes digital X-rays to ensure the health of each patient’s teeth, bones, and surrounding tissues at their annual dental exam. Through digital intraoral or extraoral x-rays, Dr. Walberto Cantu and his staff can find dental issues such as cavities, cysts, abscesses, impacted teeth, and bone loss. Depending on the patient’s needs, a dentist at Crown Dental will use particularized x-rays. The x-rays offered are the Periapical, focusing on the entire tooth, and the Bite-Wing, showing the lower and upper back teeth. The Panoramic reveals the teeth, jaws, and sinuses, and the Occlusal centers on the bite of the upper or lower jaw.
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"I just want to say how happy I am with Crown Dental. Dr Cantu is such a sweet man...you can tell that he’s the real deal. He made me feel very comfortable and hopeful about finally getting my smile back and I could tell that he really did care about my concerns regarding my ability to feel confident with my smile.His dental skills are unmatched by any other dentist I have ever been to. I braced myself as I waited for him to pull my wisdom tooth out...only to find out that he had already finished the job! The whole staff is just amazing! Every person from start to finish treated me with the utmost care and kindness. There is a VERY good presence in this practice! I know I found my Dental Home!"- C.C. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"Dr. Cantu has earned my respect. I highly recommend him as a dentist. After he worked on my teeth several times they look stunningly pretty to me, even though I have just a few teeth at this point. I must say I smoked for years, brushing and flossing cannot overpower tobacco damage to teeth. The few teeth I have left he agreed we can keep and must. Dr. Cantu's bedside manner is remarkable, even with someone like me that does not have 32 teeth. He is remarkably kindhearted. I have been to several dentist throughout my life when possible, and he stands with the best of the best. He is really blessed with a talent of excellency in dentistry, and he appears to know he is blessed. His office is very clean and appealing. His staff attentive. His assistant excellent too. His background music soothing. I am thankful to have Dr. Cantu as a dentist!"- D.C. / Google / Feb 18, 2020
What to Expect
Digital X-rays take no more than 5 minutes to complete and are not painful for the patient. A digital sensor will be positioned in or around the patient’s mouth. The picture is taken and instantly sent to a computer where the X-rays can be viewed by our team and easily stored in the patient’s file for future reference. Keeping past X-rays helps us see the patient’s progress over time and makes it easier to notice changes.
After the X-rays are taken, we will go over any concerns they see with the patient. The dentist will then go through the patient’s options for treatment or any recommendations for home care to prevent possible problems. Digital X-rays use a smaller amount of radiation compared to traditional X-rays, but patients should still wear a lead apron and let their dentist know if they are pregnant or breastfeeding so extra precautions can be taken.
Since digital X-rays are a preventative procedure, most insurance will cover the costs, minus the patient’s copay. If paying out of pocket, patients may pay from $25 – $100 for bitewing X-rays, $60 - $150 for a panoramic X-ray, or $85 - $250 for a full-mouth series. Our office will call to determine the patient’s coverage before billing.
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Digital X-rays help your dentist see and prevent dental problems, like cavities and gum disease. An annual dental exam with digital X-rays is an important part of every patient’s oral health care plan. We invite you to call West Richland, WA dentist, Dr. Wally Cantu, to schedule your dental exam today.