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3M ESPE Introduces Lava™ Ultimate Restorative to Labs

10 August 2012

 Figure 1:  Lava Ultimate restorative

Figure 1: Lava Ultimate restorative

3M ESPE is introducing Lava Ultimate restorative to labs by making it available to all dental professionals through their preferred authorised Lava milling and design centres. Originally launched to users of chairside CEREC® systems in January 2012, Lava Ultimate restorative is based on 3M ESPE's renowned nanotechnology and is part of a new class of CAD/CAM material known as a resin nano ceramic.

This resilient new milling material is incredibly durable and shock absorbent, not brittle1. Its unique properties enable a fast, no-firing process, and only a few minutes of polishing are needed to achieve an enamel-like lustre. The material also allows dentists to easily make adjustments, as well as building-up and resealing restorations.

Lava Ultimate restorative's indications include crowns, onlays, inlays and veneers. In addition, it's ideally suited for implant-supported restorations because of its high flexural strength, shock-absorbing properties and low wear1. The product is offered in eight shades, four of which include both high and low translucencies, giving labs the choices they need to create natural-looking restorations.

For more information about 3M ESPE's Lava Ultimate restorative, visit 3MESPE.co.uk or call 0845 602 5094.


Notes to Editors

  • For further information, please contact Julie Owen, Public Relations Department on (01509) 613372, email jowen1@mmm.com

  • For the seventh year in a row, 3M ESPE has been ranked as the most innovative company in the worldwide dental industry, according to the 2011 Dental Industry Review. Conducted by the Anaheim Group, the Dental Industry Review is an independent summary of the key business and technical events occurring in the dental industry on a global level.

  • About 3M ESPE

    3M ESPE has a worldwide reputation for bringing exciting new ideas to dentistry. Our wide range of products and services includes restorative, crown and bridge, implants, preventive, infection control and cosmetic dentistry. In addition, our Digital Oral Care department integrates advanced digital technology and materials science through CAD/CAM and digital impressions. 3M ESPE has brought a number of amazing firsts to the dental industry, including the first self-adhesive universal resin cement, the first nano ionomer, the first malleable, preformed temporary crown, the first automated mixing of impression materials and now the first universal bonding solution.

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