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Digital Impressions

The Lava Chairside Oral Scanner is the entry point to the digital workflow and is a digital impression system that will enable the high-speed capture of accurate and precise impressions. Lava C.O.S. uses breakthrough technology that allows for quick, real-time 3D video capture of the tooth anatomy. 

This significant technological advancement will deliver precise-fitting restorations while taking quality oral care to a higher level for your patients. Dental laboratories can easily utilize models from this workflow in nearly all standard processes in conjunction with the Lava C.O.S. lab tools.


Digital impressions eliminate inaccuracies inherent to the traditional process.

Better Oral Care

  • View each case in amazing detail and eliminate inaccuracies
  • Digital files enable better communication with your lab for better results

Better Patient Experience

  • Digital technology transforms the procedure into an interactive, educational experience
  • Seeing images on screen gives patients a true understanding of their oral situation and what is needed

Improved Productivity

  • Digital processes elevate dentistry for you and your staff in ways that can have a profound impact on your practice
  • Less stress for you and your staff
  • Fewer procedural steps and less hassle
  • Faster turnaround and more accurate results from the lab
  • Reduced seating times and remakes

Flexibility for quadrant dentistry and accuracy for full arch.

  • "3D-in-motion" video technology allows you to capture and simultaneously view a true replica of the oral anatomy in extraordinary detail
  • Advanced technology enhanced by a small and comfortable wand and interactive touch monitor
  • Digital impressions eliminate inaccuracies that are inherent to the traditional process, making clinical outcomes more predictable

3M™ Connection Center is supported by an open and secure cloud-based platform.

  • More choices for you and your dental lab to store, share and connect
  • The 3M Connection Center offers trusted, integrated connections
  • Offers download of open STL files for ultimate flexibility
  • Designed to connect with mills and other systems—current and future


Digital impressions that give dental labs total flexibility.

  • The 3M™ Connection Center provides more ways to share and connect
  • Use SLA models from a central facility
  • Design and print your own model using model-making software and a 3D printer

How to get involved.

3M ESPE offers participation options for labs of all sizes.