Sending Impressions

       


*Accurate impressions with any kind of impression material are acceptable

*Consider pouring your models right away if your impressions are moisture, temperature or time sensitive.
*Impressions sensitive to moisture content should be wrapped in a damp paper towel and placed in a sealed plastic bag if models are not poured immediately.

*If you prefer to send impressions, we can pour models for you in the lab.

High-End Alginates: This material does not require special handling when sending impressions to the lab. Take the impressions, disinfect them and place them in a plastic bag. The 100 hour alginates do not require that impressions be wrapped in wet papers towels or that additional water be added to the bag. Write the patient's and doctor's name on the bag using a permanent marker. Other items such as wax bites, bands and crowns should be disinfected and placed in a separate plastic bag that also includes the patient's name and doctor's name. Do not include the Rx sheet in the bag with the impressions or other disinfected items. Fold the Rx sheet and place it in the shipping box.

Standard Alginates
: Can also be sent but do require more specific handling. Take the impressions and disinfect them. Wrap the impressions in wet paper towels and place them in a sealable plastic bag. Add two tablespoons of water to each plastic bag containing an impression. Write the patient's and doctor's name on the bag using a permanent marker. Place the bag in a separate sealable bag before sending to the laboratory. This double bagging process ensures that the alginate maintains its maximum accuracy. Other items such as wax bites, bands and crowns should be disinfected and placed in a separate plastic bag that also includes the patient's name and doctor's name. Do not include the Rx sheet in the bag with the impressions or other disinfected items. Fold the Rx sheet and place it in the shipping box.

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