3M™ Dental Professionals

Lava™ Veneers

Lava™ Veneers

Product Overview

Lava™ Veneers are a revolutionary class of dental Veneers made using the 3M Lava™ Ultimate Restorative- a Resin-Nano-Ceramic CAD/CAM material with unique functionality. A resin nano ceramic has an elastic modulus that's comparable to dentin which is lesser than what brittle glass ceramic materials or PFM veneering porcelains provide. This enables Lava™ Veneers Restorative to better absorb chewing forces and reduce stress to the CAD/CAM restoration. The impressive durability of Resin Nano Ceramic also comes from its high flexural strength of 200 MPa, making Lava™ Veneers, a tough CAD/CAM material with excellent resiliency.

  • Less chair-time compared to free-handing composite veneers
  • Easy to adjust & re-polish in the operatory
  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Excellent stain resistance & long-lasting polish
  • Comes in 8 common shades with High &Low translucency levels
  • Limited 5-Year warranty**
  • The warranty card will contain a genuine 3M authentication label

Lava Veneers powered by:

Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM restorative material: A Resin Nano Ceramic

  • Exceptional durability
  • Excellent polish retention
  • Less wear to opposing enamel than glass ceramics

Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative new nanotechnology delivers a polish that lasts


Delivers the edge you need.

The less brittle nature of Lava™ Ultimate Restorative allows for easy milling and better edge quality.

Lava™ Ultimate Restorative

(l.to r.) Lava™ Ultimate Restorative, feldspathic glass ceramic, lithium disilicate

SEM images MOD Tooth #3 inlays milled on a CAD/CAM system. Lava™ Ultimate Restorative exhibits less chipping at restoration margins than glass ceramics including lithium disilicate.
Source: 3M™ internal data


It's an easy choice

You can benefit immediately by the unique handling and functional advantages

Whether you have a chairside system or not, there are many reasons to prefer Lava™ Ultimate Restorative. It's tough, yet gentle. Resilient, yet easy to adjust. It truly is the ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative material.

  • Less wear to opposing enamel than glass ceramics
  • Easy to adjust and re-polish, right in your operatory, so you can achieve the ideal occlusion
  • It allows access to the abutment and implant at any time. Just cut a hole, reseal it with a composite and re-polish
Lava crowns comparison with other crowns

Less wear to opposing dentition Enamel Volume Loss (mm2) measured in two-body wear
Source: University of Minnesota



Brilliant esthetics with a long-lasting polish.

The chairside block that was born beautiful.

Nanotechnology on the inside means a beautiful, long-lasting polish on the outside. In fact, it takes only minutes to give your milled Lava™ Ultimate restorations an amazing, enamel-like luster. Tests prove the brilliant polish will last - and no firing is required.


Easy to mill … and easy to work with, too!

Lava™ Ultimate Restorative brings new meaning to the word "productivity."

Your milled Lava™ Ultimate restoration can be finished in a few easy steps.


Check out these other benefits to see how Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM material continues to perform:

Tooth-brushing abrasion

Lava™ Ultimate Restorative - Designed for Lasting Beauty

Lava™ Ultimate Restorative wears far less on opposing dentition compared to glass ceramic materials


Fatigue Strength

This study shows Lava™ Ultimate Restorative is the only material that maintains its initial strength when changing from a dry to a wet environment. However, all materials show a decrease in strength upon cycle fatigue in water. 3M™ internal data.


Resilient

Lava™ Ultimate’s Higher Resiliency Provides The Ideal Solution For A Crown Over An Implant

Lava™ Ultimate Exhibits Excellent Plaque Resistance
3M™ internal data


Stain Resistance

ΔE color change after 7 days storage in red wine at 37°C

Lava™ Ultimate Exhibits Excellent Stain Resistance Like Glass Ceramicse

Lava™ Ultimate Exhibits Excellent Stain Resistance Like Glass Ceramics
3M™ internal data


Plaque Resistance

Dried biomass in mg/cm²(grown in human saliva for 26 hours)

Lava™ Ultimate Exhibits Excellent Plaque Resistance

Lava™ Ultimate Exhibits Excellent Plaque Resistance
3M™ internal data


Less Wear to Opposing Dentition

2-Body Wear Enamel Cusp Volume Loss vs. Material Disk (mm3) Lava™ Ultimate Restorative is far less wearing on opposing enamel compared to glass ceramic materials.

Lava™ Ultimate Exhibits Excellent Stain Resistance Like Glass Ceramicse

Source: University of Minnesota.


High Compressive Strength

(MPa)

Lava™ Ultimate High Compressive Strength

Lava™ Ultimate Restorative has similar or higher compressive strength than leading chairside materials.
Source: 3M™ internal data.


High Flexural Strength

(MPa)

Lava™ Ultimate High Flexural Strength

Flexural Strength is measured using dry bars of the materials. Initial strength of Lava™ Ultimate Restorative is superior to the majority of chairside materials, except IPS e.max CAD blocks.
Source: 3M™ internal data.


The Lava Veneers made from Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM restorative gives dentists an option to offer patients a Veneer with a good range of shades to choose from. It does not need an additional firing step, and it also mills faster than other materials, making it more efficient for dentists with in-office CAD/CAM systems. Restorations made with this material can be polished in just a few minutes, and can also be adjusted and repaired intra-orally with composite restorative.

This case demonstrates the use of this block material for a case in which aesthetics were paramount.

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Tony Soileau, DDS: Affordable Highly Esthetic Veneers. Published by AEGIS Communications. Inside Dentistry. Feb 2013, Volume 9, Issue 2