Lava Plus

Lava Plus Prep Guide

Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia

3m ESPE Lava™ Plus restorations offer significantly higher translucency than Lava™ Zirconia without compromising strength. This feature clearly enhances the natural look and makes Lava Plus High Translucency Zirconia a top performer among monolithic zirconia solutions. Whether all-zirconia or traditional layered restorations, a patented shading system offers unparalleled options for individualization.

  • Strength of Lava™ Plus Frame– 1100 Mpa
  • Strength of Veneering Ceramic – 215 Mpa
  • Marginal Integrity – approximately 5-10 microns
  • Final Seating – Conventional Cementation, Resin Cement

    Lava Plus Restoration Highlights

  • Optimal strength, translucency and exceptional esthetics
  • Easy tooth preserving preparation: 0.5 mm for bridges and posterior crowns and 0.3 mm for stand-alone anterior crowns
  • Excellent marginal fit that has been clinically documented
  • Maintains shade fidelity with any material thickness
  • 18 natural, warm colors to match Vita® Classical and 3D-Master® Shades - including bleach shades
  • Biocompatible
  • Chrome and cobalt free

    Due to its excellent mechanical and optical characteristics, 3M ESPE Lava™ Plus Zirconia can be used for a wide range of indications.

  • Anterior and posterior crowns
  • Splinted crowns up to 4 units
  • Long-span and curved bridges (up to 48 mm)
  • Cantilever bridges
  • Implant abutments
  • Inlay/Onlay bridges


    3M ESPE and Lava are trademarks of 3M or 3M ESPE AG. Used under license in Canada.