Lava™ Ultimate Restorative is a unique resin nano ceramic material that delivers the ultimate in oral compatibility. Offering toughness and durability due to its high fracture toughness and flexural strength, it is indicated for permanent adhesive partial-coverage restorations, including onlays and inlays. Lava Ultimate also has an elastic modulus comparable to dentin, which enables it to absorb chewing forces and reduce stress to the restoration, making it ideal for implant crowns as well.
The composition of Lava Ultimate Restorative allows it to be worked on as if it were a natural tooth, so there is no need to send it back to the lab for occlusal adjustments. Simply adjust it in the office using additive or subtractive techniques to achieve ideal occlusion and then re-polish. Holes for endontic treatments or to access an abutment and implant are also easy to achieve and resealable with composite resin.
Available in eight natural-looking shades and two translucencies, Lava Ultimate restorations must be bonded with an adhesive resin cement such as RelyX™ Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement with Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive after preparation using a self-etch, selective-etch or total-etch technique.
Lava, RelyX and Scotchbond are trademarks of 3M Oral Care.