Lava™ Crowns

Lava™ Crowns

Lava™ crowns deliver the strength you've been looking for in an esthetic all-ceramic restoration. The Lava system combines CAD/CAM technology with a translucent zirconia framework that can be custom colored creating a restoration strong enough for long span bridges. Lava provides precise fit and esthetics your patients expect.

Lava Crown Advantages

  • Exceptional strength
  • Excellent esthetics
  • Outstanding marginal fit
  • Biocompatible
  • Cementable

Lava crown Indications

  • Crowns
  • Crowns over implants
  • Bridges up to 36 mm

lava crown Contraindications

  • Inlays and onlays
  • Veneers

What to Send

  • Upper and lower models or impressions
  • Shade
  • Bite registration

Shade Guide

  • All crowns
  • We recommend the Ivoclar Chromoscop shade guide
  • Use Vita, Bioform or other shade guides if necessary

Ideal Preparation

  • 1mm chamfer margin
  • 1.5mm axial wall reduction
  • 2mm incisal/occlusal reduction required
  • No knife-edge margins
  • As with any all- ceramic, no sharp or right angles

Recommended Cements

Lava can be cemented using conventional PFM techniques. We recommend:

Adjustment tips

  • Avoid internal adjustments of Lava crowns
  • When adjustments are necessary, adjust prepped tooth
  • Use a diamond with water for ceramic adjustments of veneer porcelain
  • Avoid carbide use

Lava strength

Lava Esthetics

Click here to download the Lava Prescription Form.

Click here to download the Fixed Restoration Preference Form.

Click here for 3MESPE Lava Studies.

Other Zirconia Crown Options

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Lava™ Crowns