3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia

Discover the next level of full-contour esthetics.

3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia

Natural esthetics. Now built in.

All you ever wanted in one crown: Ask your lab for 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Zirconia – the high-quality cubic zirconia from 3M – and you will benefit from a strong and esthetic option for your crown and bridge cases. Featuring a one-of-a-kind shading technology, Lava Esthetic zirconia combines the aesthetics of glass ceramics with high full-contour strength. 

For the first time, a zirconia that doesn’t compromise on aesthetics.

Predictable, excellent shade match to VITA® Classic shades by built-in shade gradient.

• High translucency, optimized for esthetic full-contour restorations.
• First zirconia with inherent toothlike fluorescence for all shades. Whether in daylight, sunshine or black light – restorations made of Lava Esthetic zirconia always look natural.

Stronger than glass ceramics and other leading cubic zirconia.

With 800 MPa* strength and a high translucency optimized for esthetic full-contour crowns and bridges, Lava Esthetic zirconia solves typical glass ceramic cases with more confidence. With minimum 0.8 mm, it allows for reduced wall thickness versus IPS e.max® and with 12 mm² anterior (14 mm² posteriors) also thinner connectors. For cases with very limited space or parafunctional patients requiring ultimate strength, choose 3M™ Lava™ Plus Zirconia. A 2016 study has shown that full-contour restorations made of Lava Esthetic zirconia are wear-friendly against opposing enamel.
Wear of enamel antagonist against incisal enamel and 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia.

Source: Dr. J. O. Burgess, Dr. N. Lawson, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, U.S.A., Internal Report
to 3M Oral Care, 2016.
* 3-point bending strength according to ISO 6872:2015; qualified for Type II, class 4;
indications: crowns, bridges with one pontic between two crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers

Antagonist friendly.

Seating made easy.

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