The first step in creating a new restoration or to obtain records for orthodontic treatment is to make a dental impression. In the past, this means having to use a tray filled with putty like impression material. Dr. Finlay and his team have invested in the latest technology that helps to replace this unpleasant procedure 80% of the time! This cutting edge technology allows us to take extremely accurate digital impressions of your teeth. We are the only practice in the Annapolis area with this technology and one of only a handful in the state of Maryland that have implemented digital impressions to benefit or treatment protocols.
The current version that Dr. Finlay and Dr. McLellan employ is called the Lava C.O.S. It is a breakthrough in imaging technology and is one of the most sophisticated optical systems in dentistry. The process involves an optical wand that contains tiny camera lenses. These lenses capture detailed video images, ensuring extraordinary accurate impressions. The result is a precise-fitting restoration.