3M ESPE Lava™ Zirconia Frameworks

By: Rotsaert Dental  09-12-2011

Lava™ Zircnia frameworks are the best zirconia substructures in the dental industry. With CAD/CAM design capability, we deliver a product that has excellent marginal fit and natural translucency.

Lava™ Zirconia frameworks from 3M ESPE offer the strength of metal with the most natural aesthetics currently available. Lava is available in 8 core shades creating the natural appearance of the restoration. Whether a single crown of a 6-unit bridge, the strength of this incredible substructure is unmatched by any other all-ceramic system.

Lava™ Zirconia from 3M ESPE is significantly different from traditional all-ceramic materials because of its superior strength and the fact that the zirconia substructure is available in 8 shades to give more flexibility in achieving the desired aesthetic outcome. In addition, the manufacturing process of the framework gives the technician the ability to design a framework that adequately supports the veneer ceramic, eliminating areas of excessive thickness of veneer material. This, in turn, decreases the risk of the veneer ceramic fracturing.

Bob Winter, DDS, Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry – Primary Oral Health Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. Excerpted from Lab Dialogue, Synergy in Dentistry, Vol 3, No. 1, 2005. www.3mespe.com/synergy

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