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Full-Contour Zirconia Yields Strong, Natural-Looking Restorations

24 Apr 2017
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3M Lava Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia is designed for strong, natural-looking restorations. Its unique, built-in color technology delivers an excellent shade match, according to 3M. Also, the company says that it is the first cubic zirconia to offer inherent, tooth-like fluorescence for all shades as well as a true color match with VITA Classic shades. 

Lava Esthetic zirconia delivers optimized translucency for aesthetic, full-contour crowns and 3-unit bridges at a strength of 800 MPa, which is higher than that of glass ceramics and other leading cubic zirconia materials, 3M reports. Plus, a 2016 study has shown that restorations made of Lava Esthetic zirconia are wear-friendly against opposing enamel.

3M recommends RelyX 2 Unicem Self-Adhesive Resin Cement to use with Lava Esthetic zirconia because it combines high bond strength with ease of use and requires fewer steps without compromising reliability and aesthetics. There is no need to etch or prime, saving time and significantly simplifying workflow.

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