With conventional radiographic film, the processed images are oriented with the dot convexity facing the clinician, organized according to anatomical structures, and, then, placed into a film mount. Radiographic film mounts should be made of a material that blocks the light around the window that holds the film. Pocket mounts are preferred as they provide protection of the film survey and serve as an infection control barrier.
There are anatomic structures that correlate to nearly every periapical and bitewing view to help the clinician verify accurate image location, especially when teeth are missing. These structures will be discussed in the forgoing text.