OPG Dental Implants

Orthopantomogram (OPG) is brought by advances in dental imaging technology and unlike previous methods of taking X-rays, this machine allows the taking of a scan of the entire upper and lower jaw, at the same time, scanning the teeth and jaw bone from ear to ear. This takes about a minute and shows facial bones, teeth and sinuses, all in one image and there are no X-ray film holders to bite down on.

Why Digital OPG?

  • Broader coverage of facial bones and teeth in one image
  • Low patient radiation dose
  • Convenience of examination for the patient (no films need to be placed inside the mouth)
  • Ability to be used in patients who cannot open the mouth or when the opening is restricted
  • Short time required for making the image
  • Panoramic images produced are useful visual aid in case presentation