3M™ Dental Professionals

Lava™ Scan ST Design System

Lava™ Scan ST

For quality and productivity, this is the complete package. The first Lava™ Scanner was developed to be a digital design aid for milling centers. Today, our second-generation scanner is something far greater: a gateway to complete zirconia and metal Restoration production. Starting with a precise, high-quality scanner, the Lava™ System now allows you to take any of several routes to your destination. You can choose many materials. Create implant abutments and full contour designs.1 And selectively communicate with other systems, as needed, along the way. Any route you take leads you to more productivity.


Designed by Dental Technicians for Dental Technicians

We understand you have work to do. That’s why our software development is guided by dental technicians instead of software architects. Our goal is to continually make our system easy and efficient to use. Even our first version of Lava™ Design Software was designed to take dental technicians through the process step by step.

Selectively open architecture can take you there

The Lava™ Scan ST Design System now does more than create Lava™ Zirconia Restorations. You can also use an optional software module to transfer designs for metal Restorations and wax/resin patterns to selective third party equipment. This equipment can be located at your own lab or another 3M™ authorized lab or rapid manufacturing center. You simply send your design work via our secure Lava™ Connect Portal. Because 3M™ has tested the process, it’s easy to expand your digital world.

  • Single crowns
  • Primary crowns
  • 3-unit bridges
  • 4-unit bridges
  • 5- and 6-unit bridges
  • Curved and long-span bridges up to 48mm length (with the release of the "Multi XL" size of Lava™ Frame Zirconia)
  • Cantilever bridges (excluded for patients with bruxism)
  • Inlay/onlay bridges (excluded for patients with bruxism)
  • Anterior adhesive bridges (excluded for patients with bruxism)
  • Implant abutments cemented to a titanium base
  • Scan Volume 62*46*46mm³
  • Scan Time Average scan time is 1.40 minutes for a single crown
  • Scan Type Non-contact, optical scanner with fringe projection triangulation for high accuracy
  • Scan Handling Ergonomic design and convenient handling with one hand height adjustment
  • Scanner Size Width: 545mm; Height: 800mm; Depth: 465mm; Weight: 45kg
  • Electrical Line Voltage: 100 – 240 Volts; Frequency: 50 Hz – 60 Hz; Power: 250 Watt