The first step in creating a new crown or bridge restoration is making a dental impression. In the past, this meant having to bite into a tray filled with putty-like impression material. The Lava C.O.S. helps replace that unpleasant procedure. It allows our dentists to take extremely accurate digital impressions of your teeth. In fact, studies have shown that people prefer the comfort of digital impressions to traditional techniques.
With the Lava C.O.S., your dentist scans your teeth with a sophisticated optical wand that contains tiny camera lenses. These lenses capture detailed video images, ensuring extraordinarily accurate impressions. The result is a precise-fitting restoration.
3M True-Definition Scanner is a breakthrough in imaging technology, and the Lava C.O.S. is one of the most sophisticated optical systems in dentistry. It’s the inspired and award-winning combination of advanced hardware design, high-speed image processing and complex modeling software. Designed to encourage new levels of interactivity between you and your dentist, the system displays your digital impression in real-time on a touch-screen monitor. Our dentists can even rotate and enlarge the 3D images on the monitor to show you all sides of your impression.
How 3M True-Definition Makes Dentistry More Comfortable
- Prep and Dust — Your dentist preps your teeth and applies a light dusting of a tasteless powder.
- Scan and Review — Your dentist then passes the wand over your teeth. Sophisticated optics gather precise digital images, and a 3D impression appears immediately on the touch-screen monitor.
- Send — Your digital impression and a lab prescription are sent electronically to a dental lab, which creates a highly accurate, precise-fitting restoration.
- Final appointment — Your smile is complete with the seating of the finished restoration.
We welcome you to call Coastal Dental Arts at 619-822-2919 to schedule your appointment with Dr. David Chotiner and associates and learn more about digital impressions in San Diego, California. Our dentists and team are eager to help you improve your oral health and smile!