Digital is almost always better.
Digital stuff, whether that is a radiograph, a photo, a text message or even an impression can be sent anywhere in the world using a computer network. That includes your office network, which means we can view a radiograph at various places in the office—anywhere there is a computer. You also can connect to the biggest network of all, the Internet.
We can send the image to an insurer for payment, a surgeon for referred treatment or to a radiographic specialist for diagnosis. When we send a radiograph or an impression to a third party we still have the original and the copy is every bit as good as the original. With film or alginate we either lose the original or send a copy that is always significantly less diagnostic than the original.