Lava™ All-Ceramic System
Due to outstanding mechanical and optical properties the Lava All-Ceramic System covers a wide range of Crown & Bridge applications. It is an innovative CAD/CAM technology for all-ceramic crowns and 3-4 unit bridges on a zirconium oxide base.
The esthetics and biocompatibility of Lava restorations represent the optimum in all-ceramic systems. Chamfer preparations are recommended with a wall thickness of 0.5mm. They require removal of less tooth structure and cementation can be accomplished using proven, conventional techniques.Adhesive cementation provides no additional advantages with respect to strength. The material can neither be etched nor directly silanized with silane coupling agent. Lava restorations provide excellent esthetics with outstanding marginal fit and superior strength with a high fracture resistence.
The Lava All-Ceramic System provides one of the most durable and esthetic all-ceramic restorations available. Research shows that the marginal fit of Lava Bridges is as good as metal-ceramic bridges. The zirconia substructure does not distort when firing the veneering porcelain, unlike metal substructures.