New Lava™ Ultimate and Lava™ Plus materials

Posted on November 7, 2012 · Posted in News & Events

Through the seamless interface between the Dental Axess 3Shape system and 3M ESPE we are pleased to announce the availability of the new Lava materials for Dental Axess customers.

In addition to the well respected CAD/CAM Zirconia solutions 3M ESPE has added Lava Ultimate and Lava Plus High Translucency Zirconia to it’s CAD/CAM material range.

Both materials are now available as material choices in the Dental Axess product portfolio and milling is carried out by selected Authorized Lava Milling Centres.


Lava Ultimate

Lava Ultimate is a resin nano ceramic (RNC) which provides a resilient and durable restoration whilst absorbing chewing forces which reduces stress, especially suited for implant supported restorations.

Other benefits include:

  • High wear resistance and gentle to opposing teeth
  • Easy to adjust with additive and subtractive techniques
  • Lasting aesthetics, easy to polish
  • Available in 8 shades and 2 translucencies
    HT: A1, A2, A3, B1
    LT: A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1, C2, D2, Bleach


Lava Plus High Translucency Zirconia

3M ESPE’s new Lava Plus High Translucency Zirconia is a comprehensive system based on special processing allowing to create esthetic all-zirconia monolithic restorations or fully/partially veneered frameworks.

Other benefits include:

  • Meets high strength needs
  • Allows tooth preserving preparation which is ideal for situations with limited space
  • Can be used as full monolithic and glazed or as a framework and veneered
  • Available in VITA classical A1 – D4 shades with the addition of individualisation stains