3M Lava Esthetic

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Turnaround Days In-House: 6 Days


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Product Description

The first Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia featuring one-of-a-kind gradient shading technology. Why do these restorations look natural whether in daylight, sunshine or black light? The answer is simple: Excellent shade match to VITA® Classic shades*, high translucency optimized for esthetic full-contour restorations, and inherent toothlike fluorescence for all shades. Plus, 800 MPa 3-point bonding strength solves typical glass ceramic cases with more confidence.

* True color match to Vita® Classic shades: Bleach, A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3, C4, D2, D3, D4

Before adding it to our product line, Distinctive Dental Studio, Ltd. tested 3M Lava Esthetic with select clients (for over one year) and garnered excellent results.

“I believe so strongly in the 3M Lava Esthetic product that I guarantee your patients will love it! That’s why I feel confident providing a 5-Year No Fault Warranty!” – Jim Gorgol, CDT, Owner, Distinctive Dental Studio, Ltd.


  • 800 MPa strength
  • Fluorescent full-contour zirconia
  • Gradient shading technology
  • High translucency
  • Wear-friendly against opposing enamel (2016 study – University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry)
  • Easy to seat and can be more easily adjusted than conventional zirconia
  • No Fault Warranty
  • Designed and Fabricated in the USA - Naperville, IL
  • Crowns
  • 3-unit bridges (where stump shade variations are not extreme)
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Veneers (Can be done but not ideal since etching is not recommended for Zirconia)
  • Minimum 1.5mm occlusal space
  • Minimum 0.8mm wall thickness
  • Long-span bridges
  • For cases with very limited space or parafunctional patients requiring additional strength
  • Bite registration
  • Upper and lower impressions or models
  • Tooth shade using Vita® Classic shades (Bleach, A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3, C4, D2, D3, D4)
  • Stump shade (required - for ideal aesthetic not more than two shades darker than the desired outcome)
  • We also accommodate .STL files from your intra-oral scanner

ADA Insurance Codes

Crown – Porcelain/Ceramic Substrate: D2740
Pontic – Porcelain/Ceramic: D6245
Retainer (Bridge Abutment) Crown – Porcelain/Ceramic: D6740


Suggested Preparation

Quick Start Guide: Click Here


Educational / Other Materials

Lava™ Esthetic Zirconia FAQ’s: Click Here

Case Study - Dr. Weston Clinical Case: Click Here

Read what Dental Products Report has to say: Click Here



For more information regarding Lava Esthetic, contact Distinctive Dental Studio, Ltd. today!



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