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Lava™ Essential Zirconia Crowns and Bridges

Lava™ Esthetic

Product Overview

3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia is a new gradient pre-shaded cubic zirconia disc featuring a one-of-a-kind new shading technology: With its unique four shading elements formulation, it is the first pre-shaded zirconia offering inherent fluorescence for all shades. With the new shading technology employed, the color gradients built into Lava Esthetic zirconia truly match the VITA® Classic shades enabling you to produce highly esthetic full contour restorations.

  • Anterior and posterior crowns
  • Bridges with maximum one pontic between two crowns
  • Inlays/Onlays, Veneers
  • Full-Contour Zirconia Crowns & Bridges
  • First zirconia with inherent toothlike fluorescence
  • Gradient pre-shaded with true color match to VITA Classic shades
  • Optimized translucency for high esthetic full-contour restorations
  • Cubic zirconia with high strength of 800 MPa*
  • Enhanced productivity: Streamlined mill-sinter-glaze process

Built-in Shade gradient

This means the zirconia blank, or puck, has shade gradients built into it to help attain correct shading with less technician time. Not all zirconias include this feature.

Built-in Shade gradient

Tooth like Fluorescence

A tooth's interaction with UV light; natural teeth fluoresce, so restored teeth also should fluoresce to show vitality.

Tooth like Fluorescence
Tooth like Fluorescence

Significantly Higher Strength

Significantly Higher Strength

3-point bending strength according to ISO 6872:2015. Source: internal data

Significantly Higher Fracture Toughness

Significantly Higher Fracture Toughness

3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Zirconia discs are based on high purity zirconium dioxide stabilized with 5 mol% yttria. For shading, a newly developed four shading elements formula is utilized. Shading elements are carried by spherical microcrystalline clusters. These are visible as small dots in the disc and indicate the unique shading chemistry. True shade match is achieved by fine-tuning the ratio of the red, gray and yellow shading elements. Shade gradient is produced by varying the cluster concentration. Sintering at 1500°C produces a dense polycrystalline microstructure. Shading elements are uniformly distributed and built into the crystals to provide the desired color gradient and fluorescence.

Science

Unique New Formulation and Processing

Unique New Formulation and Processing

A Close Look at the Milled Restoration

A Close Look at the Milled Restoration

The Sintering Step reveals the Beauty

The Sintering Step reveals the Beauty

Supplied via Authorized 3M Milling Partners only
Warranty covered by 3M*
*Conditions apply - warranty provided as per terms mentioned in the warranty card