3M ESPE’s Lava™ Ultimate Restorative – Still in a Class of its Own, Now Coded as a Porcelain/Ceramic

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Starting in 2013, the impressive resin nano-ceramic CAD/CAM material, Lava™ Ultimate Restorative now falls under the CDT Code’s broadened definition of porcelain/ceramic materials, thus allowing Lava Ultimate restorative to be classified as a ceramic – like other milled porcelain/ceramic materials – allowing for the same rate of reimbursement.

Lava™ Ultimate Restorative is a uniquely different CAD/CAM material that offers amazing esthetic, strength and unique functionality. It is an innovative material formulated from a blend of 80 percent nanoceramic particles embedded in a highly-cured resin matrix coupled with an proprietary 3M manufacturing process.

When this game changing material, which is tough, resilient and durable, was initially launched, the ADA’s CDT Code nomenclature did not yet reflect the advances in material science that Lava Ultimate restorative represents.

Moving forward, this broadened definition in the CDT Code helps to make the benefits of advanced material science accessible to more patients. Now, even more dentists and patients alike can experience the impressive durability of the resin nano ceramic CAD/CAM material results from its high flexural and fracture toughness, along with it’s industry-leading 10-year limited warranty.

For dental professionals, the material saves time in two ways—by providing a faster milling time and by eliminating the need for an additional firing step. Patients experience enamel-like beauty and a strong restoration with a guaranteed 10-year durability.

Looking to learn more? Dental Products Report interviewed Colin Norman, lab manager at 3M ESPE and Nikki McKeon, marketing communications supervisor at 3M ESPE on the benefits of the change at the Great New York Dental Meeting.

How do you see this impacting your practice? Share in the comments section below!

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3 comments so far

  1. David L Sipos on

    can we post this article of Facebook ?

    • 3M ESPE on

      Dave,
      Please go ahead and post on Facebook.

  2. Aqeel Reshamvala on

    Is this our answer to Implant restorations ?


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