3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia Disc

Esthetics Simplified. Just glaze and go.

Productivity and high esthetics. Now one disc has it all.

  • First zirconia with inherent, tooth-like fluorescence for high-esthetic full-contour crown and bridge cases.
  • High translucency, optimized for full-contour anterior and posterior restorations.
  • Excellent shade match to VITA® Classic shades with unique shading technology and built-in shade gradient.
  • Durable full-contour. 800 MPa through and through*.

    *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.

 

*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.

 

 

3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia features the first zirconia with inherent, tooth-like fluorescence and optimized translucency for high-esthetic full-contour crown and bridge cases. Built-in shade gradient utilizes patented shading technology to provide an excellent shade match to VITA® Classic shades. Easy to adjust and seat.

By combining the natural-looking esthetics of glass ceramics with high full-contour strength, Lava Esthetic zirconia gives you the best of both worlds. Easy cementation with 3M™ RelyX™ Unicem 2 Self-Adhesive Resin Cement – combines high bond strength with simple handling. (Refer to the instructions for use for proper cementation procedure).

 

For the laboratory 
Now you can produce highly esthetic full-contour restorations in a simple mill-sinter-glaze process:
Mill: 98mm disc format with step fitting open systems for dry milling of zirconia
No shading liquids. No drying time. Save up to 3.5 hours compared to liquid shaded zirconia materials.
Sinter at 1500ºC. Save up to 2 hours compared to other zirconia materials!
Glaze: with inherent fluorescence, no special fluorescent glaze is needed.

Available in Bleach, A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1, C1, D2 with an easy positioning of the restoration in the disc due to its simple layer concept: The two upper zones are always 3 mm thick, regardless of the disc height. Only the thickness of the body zone varies. 

Get on the fast track to enhanced productivity with 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia. 

True color match to VITA® Classic shades.

Gradient pre-shaded with true color match to VITA® Classic shades
• First zirconia with inherent toothlike fluorescence
• Optimized translucency for high esthetic full-contour restorations
• Cubic zirconia with high strength of 800 MPa*
• Enhanced productivity: Streamlined mill-sinter-glaze process

Natural Esthetics. Now built in.

True shade gradient for an excellent shade match.

Pre-shaded 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Zirconia discs have an integral color gradient to deliver natural-looking shading from
enamel to dentin. There is no need to apply extra shading liquids or color corrections after sintering. What you get are
esthetic full-contour restorations that truly match the VITA® Classic shades.

First zirconia with inherent toothlike fluorescence.


Natural esthetics. Now Natural teeth absorb the invisible UV light present in sunlight and artificial light and emit a visible bluish light. This is
fluorescence. Zirconia per se is not fluorescent. Due to its unique shading formulation, Lava Esthetic zirconia is the first
inherently fluorescing pre-shaded zirconia, allowing for a lifelike appearance in any light. Whether in daylight, sunshine
or black light – restorations made of Lava Esthetic zirconia always look natural.

Why inherent fluorescence matters.


• Natural, toothlike appearance – even for unglazed, polished
restorations – as fluorescence comes from the inside
• No special fluorescent glaze needed
• Fluorescence from glazes can be non-uniform or speckled
• Inherent fluorescence is maintained during restoration
adjustments, while fluorescent glazes would be removed

Ideal for esthetic full-contour crowns and bridges.


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.

Cementation simplified.


The high strength of Lava Esthetic zirconia allows for conventional, self-adhesive or adhesive cementation.
3M cement recommendation: 3M™ RelyX™ Unicem 2 Self-Adhesive Resin Cement – the world’s most clinically
proven self-adhesive resin cement, combining high bond strength with simple handling. Compared to glass ceramic,
bonding Lava Esthetic zirconia together with RelyX Unicem 2 cement requires fewer steps without compromising
reliability and esthetics.

What's the secret? Discover the reinvention of pre-shaded zirconia.

3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Zirconia discs are based on high purity zirconium dioxide stabilized with 5 mol% yttria.
For shading, a newly developed four shading elements formula is utilized. Shading elements are carried by spherical
microcrystalline clusters. These are visible as small dots in the disc and indicate the unique shading chemistry.

True shade match is achieved by fine-tuning the ratio of the red, gray and yellow shading elements. Shade gradient is
produced by varying the cluster concentration. Sintering at 1500°C produces a dense polycrystalline microstructure.
Shading elements are uniformly distributed and built into the crystals to provide the desired color gradient and fluorescence.

Fluorescence.


With the addition of a fourth fluorescing element, Lava Esthetic zirconia’s unique shading formula delivers
for the first time inherent fluorescence for all shades.

Translucency.


The crystal phase of sintered Lava Esthetic zirconia is predominantly cubic. Conventional zirconia stabilized with
3 mol% yttria is mostly tetragonal. The cubic crystals reduce light scattering thus providing a higher translucency level.

Strength.


With 800 MPa* Lava Esthetic zirconia provides higher strength than leading super-high translucent cubic zirconia
and IPS e.max® CAD. Tetragonal 3M™ Lava™ Plus Zirconia provides even higher strength by transformation toughening.

 
 
Specifications
CAD-CAM System
Open
Diameter (Metric)
98
Digital Materials
Lava Laboratory Materials
Material Type
Zirconia
Shades
A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, Bleach, C1, C2, C3, C4, D2, D3, D4
Size
98S x 14 mm, 98S x 18 mm, 98S x 22 mm

 

* 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. veneers, and bridges with a maximum of one pontic that must be supported on each side by a crown. Prosthesis not to exceed three units.
Source: 3M Oral Care internal data. Data available upon request. See last page for contact information.

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