HOW TO USE IMPRESSIONS
Contents of your kit
X8 Impression putty
X4 Impression trays
X2 Clear plastic return bags
X1 Sterilising tablet (mix with 1 litre of warm water to sterilise the impression trays)
X1 Pair of gloves
We recommend that you have to hand
A timer so you can time the stages which will be explained later.
A mirror so you can see you have placed the impression tray as per the instructions.
Please remove any dentures, plates or retainers before you start the impression process.
Select the tray and place in your mouth. It must fit comfortably over your teeth but it shouldn’t touch them. The upper tray is the full blue tray. The lower tray is the horse shoe shape.
Put on the gloves and take a white putty ball from its pot and a coloured putty ball. Mix them together in your hands until you have an even coloured putty. You do need to be quick doing this as once the two putties are mixed they start to set.
Make a sausage shape about half an inch wide. Place into the impression tray as shown in the picture, ensuring the putty goes above the rim of the blue tray. This is to ensure all the teeth and gum line are taken in the impression.
Carefully place the filled tray into your mouth over your teeth and push up (upper impression) or push down (lower impression) firmly once at the front. Then push up (upper impression) / down (lower impression) firmly each side at the back once. Make sure your lip is over the putty and impression tray. Do not talk and stay still while the impression putty is setting. Keep a slight pressure on both sides of the tray as shown in the photo in step 2.
The putty should be set and ready to remove after 3 minutes. Carefully and slowly move the handle on the tray up and down a few times. If it feels stuck don’t worry it will release just try a few more times.
DO NOT REMOVE THE IMPRESSION FROM THE BLUE TRAY.
Only take one impression and send us a picture on text / WhatsApp / Facebook. The photo needs to be angled slightly as we need to see into the tray and the outline of the teeth (see photos in step 3) so we can confirm you are doing the impressions correctly. Once confirmed repeat the process above for the remaining trays left.
Once all impressions have been taken place in clear plastic return bags. Place all contents back into the container you received from us and send it back to us, using a signed / tracked service.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO FILL IN AND SIGN THE FORMS PROVIDED. THESE MUST BE SEND BACK WITH YOUR IMPRESSIONS.