Ask Titanium Dental Imaging



Q: Why do I need these Xrays? 
A: Dental images can help doctors see what can’t be seen with the naked eye. Xrays show the bones, roots beneath teeth and many other hard tissue structures of the head and neck.

Q: How are the images from Titanium Dental Imaging different from the ones my dentist takes or general xray practice?
A: We are considered the dental imaging expert in dentistry who offer a variety of services typically not available at a doctor’s office. For example, our cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) machine can provide your doctor with 3-D visualization, panoramic views, color photographs and a number of other special procedures. The precise comprehensive information provided and extensive full report from Dental Radiologist / Oral Maxillofacial Radiologist [OMFR] can help your doctor better understand your needs and recommend the right treatment. 

Q: I know that dental X-rays expose me to a small amount of radiation. What about the CBCT equipment? 
A:  Our CBCT equipment exposes patients to less than 5 percent of the radiation of traditional dental Xrays.*

Q: Is one visit enough? 
A: Generally, yes. Depending on the stage of treatment, your doctor may request additional digital images to help evaluate your progress.

Q: Is payment required at the time of the procedure?
A: Yes. Titanium Dental Imaging can do just basic dental xrays with Medicare, Veteran Affairs, workers compensation and insurance claimed procedure or special arrangement.

A: No. For complicated cases, dental CBCT scan needs precise comprehensive information provided and extensive full report from Dental Radiologist / Oral Maxillofacial Radiologist [OMFR]  and therefore Your private health fund / insurance companies will reimburse you more for services. In this situation, we require patients to pay for their procedures in full at the time of service. We will provide you with a receipt with procedure codes that can be submitted to your private health fund / insurance company for reimbursement. Contact your private health fund / insurance carrier to confirm our services are covered under your policy.

Q: How and when will my doctor get the results? 
A: In most cases, the results of OPG are delivered electronically on the same day as your visit or the following day. The CBCT are delivered electronically within 7 working days and courier to the Doctors within 10 working days.

Q: Can I bring my child into the X-ray room? 
A: In accordance with NSW  regulations, only those involved in the actual procedure are allowed in the Xray area. However, there may be exceptions in the case of special-needs patients.

Q: How do I schedule an appointment?
A: Practices or patients should call to schedule an appointment. This prevents any disappointment and waiting time.

Q: What is the radiation dosage?

A: Effective Radiation Doses

The table below shows the effective radiation doses for the radiographs that that we perform, alongside the equivalent number of days in background radiation.
Type of radiograph Effective Radiation Dose Equivalent background radiation
CBCT – full mouth ~42 µSv (~0.042 mSv) ~6.5 days
CBCT – single arch ~32 µSv (~0.032 mSv) ~5 days
OPG ~16 µSv (~0.016 mSv) ~2.5 days

Microsievert (µSv) | Millisievert (mSv)

Dental Xrays radiation is the lowest compare to traditional Xrays for other parts of body. Some examples of background radiation are taking a flight, seating under the sun; at the beach or pool, in a brick house, having a banana.