3M Lava Zirconia

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Product Description

Not all Zirconia is alike. Yes, Zirconia can be chemically similar, but once processed the mechanical and optical properties can differ significantly. 3M™ Lava™ Zirconia is made with zirconium oxide glass-free polycrystalline ceramic. The patented Zirconia substructure is available in 8 shades and is hand layered with an approved veneering ceramic (all Vita® Classic and Vita® 3D shades). 3M™ Lava™ Zirconia (Classic) has superior strength (1440 MPa) with high fracture resistance, high precision (digitally designed and milled), and proven longetivity. It has been commercially available for over 10 years. Our ceramists find that it offers the best coverage for dark stumps out of all metal-free restorations.

“Our research showed that the marginal fit of Lava bridges was as good as metal-ceramic bridges. The zirconia substructure does not distort when firing the veneering porcelain, unlike metal substructures." -John A. Sorensen, DMD.3 PhD, Pacific Dental Institute


3M Lava Zirconia Understructure Shades

3M Lava Zirconia Substructure Shades


Distinctive Dental Studio, Ltd. is proud to be an Authorized 3M Milling Partner. Each case will contain a warranty card with a genuine 3M Authentication Label and a 5-Year No Fault Warranty from Distinctive Dental Studio, Ltd.


  • 1440 MPa 3-pt. bend strength
  • Precision CAD/CAM system for outstanding marginal fit
  • 10+ Years clinical study with 100% survival rate
  • Natural translucency and highly esthetic - clinical studies showed no allergic reactions (gingival)
  • Excellent regeneration of gingiva
  • Patented substructure system available in 8 shades
  • Supplied via Authorized 3M Milling Partners only
  • Your warranty card from DDS, Ltd. will contain a genuine 3M Authentication Label
  • 5-Year No Fault DDS, Ltd. warranty
  • Designed and Fabricated in the USA - Naperville, IL
  • Single crowns
  • Splinted crowns
  • Short and long-span bridges (up to 8 unit bridges with up to 4 pontics in the anterior region)
  • Inlay and onlay bridges
  • Primary telescopes
  • Adhesive and inlay bridges: patient selection = vital abutment teeth, only moderate sized carious lesions or restorations not exceeding the preparation depth of adhesive bridges, good oral hygiene, teeth in final occlusion
  • Adhesive and inlay bridges: patient selection = no parafunction; i.e., bruxism, no periodontal hypermobility of abutment teeth or high difference in abutment teeth mobility, no heavy occlusal load on the restoration
  • Bite registration
  • Upper and lower impressions or models
  • Tooth shade using Vita® Classic and Vita® 3D shades
  • Stump shade
  • 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


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For more information regarding 3M Lava Zirconia, contact Distinctive Dental Studio, Ltd. today!



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