Impressions

Impressions:

Your impression kit will contain the following: 

  1. 1 alginate packet with 3 individually packaged alginate portions
  2. 1 stone packet with enough stone to stabilize both impressions for shipping
  3. 1-2 sets of impression trays

Your alginate packet portions have letters in the upper right corners of the bags:

  • L = Lower (for your lower ridge)
  • U = Upper (for your upper ridge))
  • E = Extra (enough for another upper, in case of a mistake)

 

LOWER IMPRESSION: 

  1. Use the packet of alginate marked with an "L" in the upper right corner. Mix using rubber spatula in a small bowl with 1 - 2 tablespoons of cold water. You have 45 seconds to complete this step
  2. Scoop the mixed impression material into the lower tray that best fits your mouth (should have some wiggle room). You have one minute to complete this step.
  3. Place the filled tray in your mouth, being careful to move your tongue out of the way first. Squish it down over your lower gum ridge. Hold in place or 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

 

UPPER IMPRESSION:

  1. Use the packet of alginate marked with a "u" in the upper right corner. Mix using rubber spatula in a small bowl with 3-4 tablespoons of cold water. You have 45 seconds to complete this step
  2. Scoop the mixed impression material into the UPPER tray that best fits your mouth (should have some wiggle room). You have one minute to complete this step.
  3. Place the filled tray in your mouth, being careful to move your tongue out of the way first. Squish it UP over your UPPPER gum ridge. Hold in place or 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

 

STONE:

We're going to use this to stabilize your impressions for shipping. 

  1. Empty the packet marked "STONE" into a small bowl.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of water to the powder and mix well. If the mixture looks any more solid than biscuit dough, add more water 1/2 tablespoon at a time and mix again until it loosens up enough to be spreadable.
  3. Bang the bowl on the counter a few times to bring any air bubbles to the surface.
  4. Use the stone mixture to fillin your impressions to the tops of the trays. Let sit for 25 minutes to harden.

 

SHIPPING:

Wrap your stabilized impressions in bubble wrap and put them in a small box. Please ship them to 

JOs Denture Lab

PO Box 19130

Cedar Rapids, IA 52409