ST. PAUL, Minnesota--3M ESPE has announced launch of the 3M ESPE Lava DVS Digital Veneering System

3M ESPE launches Lava DVS digital crown

May 17, 2010
Digitally created restoration helps ensure strength and beauty.

The system allows dentists to prescribe an all-digital full contour crown for esthetics and consistent strength. The system offers an alternative to traditional hand-layered or pressed ceramics. The Lava DVS system was introduced May 12-15 at the 2010 California Dental Association’s Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

Lava DVS crowns offer dentists a number of advantages:

* Strength: The system’s design software produces an anatomically shaped Lava zirconia coping that helps ensure proper porcelain support. Because the coping is made with Lava zirconia, the restoration is strong enough for posterior and anterior crowns.

* Fit: The system’s digital precision ensures minimal adjustments and an optimized fit for each Lava DVS crown. The digitally designed glass ceramic aims to deliver the precision that dentists value with Lava copings.

* Beauty: Lava DVS crowns offer esthetics. All three elements of the restoration—zirconia coping, usion porcelain, and glass ceramic veneer—are available in a variety of shades and translucencies to help ensure the Lava DVS crown matches the patient’s natural tooth esthetics.

Additionally, Lava DVS crowns are work for conservative preps and conventional cementation, allowing dentists to place them using the same familiar technique.

“With Lava DVS, my clients are pleased with the excellent esthetics and confident in the strengthened design,” said Stan Okon, president of Stanley Okon Milling Center. “Another plus: they like the consistent results in material integrity with Lava DVS versus the variabilities sometimes inherent in hand stacked restorations.”

The Lava system’s growing digital capabilities mean that dentists can now prescribe a crown that offers more natural esthetics while still being produced quickly and efficiently.

Dentists can simply work with their existing lab partners to request Lava DVS Crowns.

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