3M Lava Ultimate
Use it anywhere you’d use glass ceramic – only with more confidence.
Lava™ Ultimate Restorative is a resin nano ceramic material that offers amazing esthetics, strength and unique functionality.
- Excellent durability backed by a 10-year warranty
- Less wear to opposing dentition than glass ceramics
- Absorption of chewing forces which reduces stress
- Adjustability for occlusion with additive or subtractive techniques
- Fast, no firing and easy to mill
Read about Lava™ Ultimate
restorative 10 year warranty
Restorations made with Lava™ Ultimate Restorative must be bonded with an adhesive resin cement. 3M ESPE recommends RelyX™ Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement with Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive - the primer and adhesive are in one bottle. The flexibility of this sytem enables you to etch the tooth preparation using a self-etch, selective-etch or a total-etch technique all with one system.
It's easy to adjust
You can work on it just like you work on real tooth structure. This means you can adjust a crown for proper occlusion with additive or subtractive technique. No need to send it out. Refer to the Serviceability section on page 10 of theLava™ Ultimate Restorative: Clinical Preparation and Handling Guidelines for Dentists and Dental Labs (pdf, 3.4mb)
It's indicated for a full range of permanent adhesive, single-unit restorations.
- Crowns, including implant-supported crowns
ScienceThe science behind nanotechnology delivers:
- Exceptional durability
- Excellent polish retention
- Less wear to opposing enamel than glass ceramics
Delivers the edge you need.
The less brittle nature of Lava Ultimate restorative allows for easy milling and better edge quality.
(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 ESPE internal data