ST. PAUL, Minnesota–3M ESPE has introduced Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative, a new CAD/CAM material with long-lasting esthetics and performance.
Based on 3M ESPE’s nanotechnology, Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM restorative offers a polish that lasts, and a 10-year warranty.
This new class of CAD/CAM material provides a fast, no-firing process that is easy to mill, helping dentists to maximize the productivity of in-office restorative systems. Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM is resilient, not brittle, and is durable and shock absorbent.
A few minutes of polishing can achieve an enamel-like luster. The material also allows dentists to make adjustments, as well as build-up and reseal restorations.
Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM restorative will be offered in eight shades, four of which include high and low translucencies. This gives dentists the choices they need to create natural-looking restorations.
This new material builds upon two of 3M’s core technology platforms: ceramics and nanotechnology. Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM restorative is formulated from a blend of approximately 80% nanoceramic particles embedded in a highly cured resin matrix by using a 3M proprietary manufacturing process. The result is a patented material that maintains a long-lasting polish.
“This material saves dental professionals time in two ways—by providing a faster milling time and by eliminating the need for an additional firing step,” said Mark Gates, vice president of sales and marketing, 3M ESPE. “Our confidence in this material is evidenced by our 10-year warranty, so dentists can also feel confident using it in practice.”
Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM restorative is indicated for a full range of permanent adhesive, single-unit restorations including crowns, onlays, inlays and veneers. Additionally, the material is suited for implant-supported restorations because of its high flexural strength and low wear. Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM restorative reduces stress to the implant, and dentists can adjust the material for occlusion with additive and subtractive techniques.
With enamel-like beauty, ease of use, and guaranteed 10-year durability, Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM restorative gives dentists a new way to help maximize CAD/CAM systems while providing patients a durable restoration. Finished restorations are also available to dentists and labs through Straumann CARES Digital Solutions, and the material will be available in 2012 to lava milling centers.
For more information, visit www.3MESPE.com/LavaUltimate or call (800) 634-2249.
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