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Lava™ Crowns & Bridges


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Please note pricing is only available to dental professionals.

Lava™ Crowns & Bridges offer excellent long-term stability with no allergenic potential.

  • Milled from a pre-sintered Lava zirconia block
  • Layered with feldspathic Lava Ceram porcelain
  • Long-term stability with no allergenic potential

Long-Term Stability with No Allergic Potential

Lava Crowns & Bridges are among the most esthetically pleasing and clinically sound all-ceramic restorations available. Lava restorations offer excellent long-term stability with no allergenic potential. Milled from a pre-sintered Lava zirconia block, each framework is colored using one of eight VITA® shades. After sintering for 10 hours to gain strength and fracture resistance, the framework is layered with feldspathic Lava Ceram porcelain. The final Lava restoration demonstrates exceptional marginal fit, lifelike translucency and long-term durability.

Lava Plus zirconia restorations are available, as well. Emitting warm, natural colors from the center of the restoration, Lava Plus allows for unparalleled individualization through its translucent shading system, which features 18 colors and eight effect shades.

Lava is a trademark of 3M Company. VITA is a registered trademark of VITA North America.

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Great Performance After 5 Years

Five-year clinical results for Lava Crowns & Bridges, one of the first commercially available zirconia systems, are now available. Prof. P. Pospiech together with Dr. F. P. Nothdurft and Dr. P. R. Rountree from the University of Munich recently published their data at the Conference of the Pan European Federation of the IADR in Dublin, Ireland.

After five years, no failures were recorded. Slight chipping of veneering porcelain was seen in some cases but did not warrant repair or replacement. No allergenic reactions or negative influences on the marginal gingiva were observed. The clinicians observed a high level of performance for Lava zirconia-based posterior bridges after five years of clinical service.

Five-year clinical results for Lava Crown & Bridges



Ideal for anterior and posterior single-unit crowns, bridges up to 6 units (max span length: 55 mm), inlay bridges, wing-type bridges, implant copings and cantilever bridges.

Material Composition

Zirconia layered with porcelain

In-Lab Working Times

5 days

Available Shades

18 colors and 8 shades


Lava™ Crown & Bridges
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Policies & Warranty

NO-FAULT REMAKE POLICY: Glidewell is pleased to process all remakes or adjustments at no additional charge if requested within the warranty period and accompanied by the return of the original appliance.

LIMITED WARRANTY/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Glidewell (“the lab”) warrants that all dental devices (a “device”) are made according to your specification and approval in the belief that the device will be useful and MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Subject to the return of a device that is placed and then fails, the lab will repair or replace the device without charge for the cost of materials and workmanship or refund the original price paid, at the lab’s option, for up to 7 years for Lava crowns and bridges.


Clinical Tips

Anterior crowns:

  • 1.5–2.0 mm incisal reduction
  • 1.0–1.5 mm labial and lingual reduction
  • Round the internal line angles
  • Chamfer margin

Posterior crowns:

  • 1.5–2.0 mm occlusal/incisal reduction
  • 1.0–2.0 mm axial reduction
  • Round the internal line angles
  • Chamfer margin


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