Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia for Dentists
Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia for Dentists

Excellent shade match for all-zirconia

Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia

  •  Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia

    Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia system offers all-zirconia restorations that exhibit accurate color match without compromising translucency or strength, so that you can achieve your esthetic demands. Lava zirconia is well-known for its outstanding reliability, precision and beauty for crown and bridge restorations. With extensive studies and millions of restorations placed since 2001, Lava Zirconia has been clinically proven.

    Predictable Color Match – An A2 is an A2

    3M's patented color ion shading technology delivers consistent color. The Lava Plus zirconia shading system provides an excellent color match to VITA® classical shades and a direct conversion to the VITA SYSTEM 3D-MASTER® shades—so the results will match what you prescribe.


Lava™ Plus Indications

  • Restorations can either be monolithic full contour or with a partial or full veneer.

    - Long-span and curved bridges*
    - Crowns (anterior and posterior)
    - Splinted crowns up to 4 units
    - Primary crowns
    - Cantilever bridges*
    - 3-unit inlay and onlay bridges*
    - Anterior adhesive bridges (Maryland bridges)*
    - Zirconia build-up for two-piece abutments
    - Crowns on implant abutments*
    - 3-unit bridges on two implants*
    - Full-arch bridges

    *For more details and contraindications, please see the Lava Plus Zirconia Instructions for Use (PDF, 940 KB).


A Plus in Translucency


Strong and versatile, enabling tooth preserving preparations

  • Lava™ Plus may be used anywhere, for any indication. The material allows a 0.5 mm minimum wall thickness, requiring 3X less occlusal preparation than lithium disilicate glass ceramic because of its 3X greater strength.*

    View the tooth preparation comparison (PDF, 319 KB).


Low Antagonist Wear

  • The average grain size of less than 0.5 µm and the material properties found in Lava™ Plus Zirconia yields a surface that is also kind to opposing dentition


Excellent Aging Stability


Easy Adjustments

  • If minor intra-oral adjustments are necessary, use a fine diamond bur with water-cooling and continue with a standard rubber polisher set for ceramic dental materials. To achieve a high-shine finish, use a diamond polishing paste and a suitable polishing brush.


Restorations are easily cemented with RelyX™ Unicem 2 Self Adhesive Cement


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