The widest range of Dyeing Liquids and Effect Shades for shading zirconia in the market
The novel system includes 18 natural, warm colors, 7 Effect Shades and a fluorescent Effect Shade for unlimited individualization before sintering. The material also opens all options for an artfully veneered framework.
Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia Dyeing Liquids – 18 shades
Lava™ Plus High Tanslucency Zirconia Effect Shades – 8 shades
Lava™ Plus Dyeing Liquids offer excellent color match to VITA classical shade and color through and through
Sliced pontic of monolithic zirconia 3-unit bridges, A4 shaded according instruction for use of manufacturer.
From Left to Right: Crystal™ HS, VITA In-Ceram® YZ, Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia.
The unique Lava™ Plus Color Markers
Full control over custom shading
Lava™ Plus Color Markers can be added to the Dyeing Liquids to visualize application on the pre-sintered restoration. Color Markers burn out by sintering and become invisible.
Full precision with the unique Lava™ Plus Color Marker.
2 5+ unit bridges (up to 48 mm) with a maximum of two pontics next to one another in the posterior area and a maximum of four pontics next to one another in the anterior area.
3 With a maximum of 1 pontics at the position of a premolar or incisor.
4 Tests have proven: Lava™ Zirconia shows a sufficient strength for this indication. However, this type of indication overall can have a higher failure risk due to de-cementation and secondary caries regardless of manufacturer. Please refer to national and regional dental associations for more information.
Unique shading technology – By the inventor of zirconia shading
Give each restoration a distinctive character
Uniqueness made easy: In addition to the 18 Dyeing Liquids the Lava™ Plus system offers 8 Effect Shades, allowing final characterizing of the milled restoration before sintering. The Effect Shades follow the same principle as the Dyeing Liquids, i.e. the color becomes an integral part of the zirconia by incorporating additional ions:
white to mimic opaque white spots
yellow, orange, brown e.g. for providing a stain into fissures and to darken crown margins
purple and gray to increase the vitality of cusps and incisal edges
All in all, this gives you access to unprecedented possibilities of customizing all-zirconia restorations.
Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia Shade Guide
Four steps to the perfect color match
Lava™ Plus system enables you to achieve any shade and any shade gradient by applying the custom shading technique. The color is applied before sintering and is built into the zirconia. Full control over the intrinsic color is a clear advantage versus preshaded zirconia and glass ceramics. The precise color match of the eighteen pre-mixed Dyeing Liquids makes your work easier.
Lava™ Plus Zirconia General Dyeing Procedure
Custom shading outside with Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia Dyeing Liquid
Custom shading inside with Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia Dyeing Liquid
Characterization with Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia Effect shades
More than 10 years of clinical experience and millions of successful cases worldwide.
Since its introduction in 2001, Lava™ Zirconia has become a huge success story. Millions of restorations have been produced and Lava™ Systems are running in over 40 countries around the globe.
Lava™ Zirconia is one of the best investigated materials on the market with over 100 studies published by researchers worldwide. Lava™ stands for high-strength restorations with outstanding marginal fit and excellent aesthetics. Due to its proven reliability, 3M ESPE grants for 15 years from the date of placement that copings or substructures made out of Lava™ Zirconia will not break.¹
1If fabricated by an Authorized Lava™ Milling Center or on approved Lava™ Equipment in strict compliance with approved indications and instructions for use for Lava™ Crowns and Bridges. Only approved indications for Lava™ Zirconia are covered and the warranty does not cover any breakage resulting from accidents or misuse.