3M in the United States
Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative

Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative

Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative

Designed to Advance Digital Dentistry

Notice: Change in Indication – Lava™ Ultimate Restorative

  • Effective June 12, 2015. 3M ESPE Dental is removing the crown indication for Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative product because crowns are debonding at a higher-than-anticipated rate and therefore not consistently meeting 3M’s high standards for quality and performance. The product continues to be indicated for inlays, onlays (with an internal retentive design element) and veneer restoratives, per new Instructions for Use (IFU). 

    We have informed the FDA and letters have been mailed to our customers in dental offices and labs (milling centers) that have purchased Lava Ultimate materials. Customer letters include the new IFUs, acknowledgment form and process for return of unneeded product.

    There is no need to contact patients with existing Lava Ultimate restorations or to take additional action beyond normal patient care. This is not a safety issue, as health risks associated with crown debonding have been determined to be low in severity and occurrence.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. As a pioneer in dental materials, we have high standards of performance. We’ll continue to leverage 3M science to provide innovative dental products.

    If you have questions, please contact 3M ESPE Customer Care 1-800-634-2249.

    Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative Instructions for Use (198KB)
    Lava ™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative for Lava Mill Instructions for Use (188KB)

Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative

  • The world’s first resin nano ceramic material, Lava™ Ultimate Restorative is designed for precision, speed and single-appointment efficiency. Because the resin nano ceramic material is less brittle than glass ceramic, it resists chipping and cracking when milled. CEREC dentists and other chairside CAD/CAM dentists can achieve better edge quality and smooth margins for a brilliant restoration that feels as natural as it looks. There’s no post firing, so the restoration is finished faster. Simply polish to a high-quality luster. It’s an advance that will improve your productivity and create a better experience for your patients.


  • Lava™ Ultimate Restorative is indicated for:

    • Onlays
    • Inlays
    • Veneers

3M Science Makes the Difference

  • Nanotechnology and proprietary curing treatment create a unique hybrid material that offers the benefits of both glass ceramic and resin materials:

    • High flexural strength (200 MPa) adds durability to posterior restorations.
    • Excellent wear resistance.
    • Less wear to opposing enamel than glass ceramics.
    • Brilliant and long-lasting polish.

How to Cement Lava Ultimate Restorations

Compatibility with CAD/CAM Systems

How to Order

  • Lava™ Ultimate Restorative for CEREC®
    Available exclusively through Patterson Dental. Please contact your Patterson Dental representative for additional information.

    Lava™ Ultimate Restorative for PlanMill/E4D®
    Available exclusively through Henry Schein. Please contact your Henry Schein representative for additional information.

    Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative for TS150™
    Available exclusively through Benco Dental or Burkhart Dental. Please contact your Benco or Burkhart representative for additional information.

    Lava™ Ultimate Restorative with Blue Mandrel for use with Carestream CS 3000, Roland DWX-50, Roland DWX-4.
    Available from Atlanta Dental, Benco Dental, Goetze Dental Midwest Dental, Nashville Dental and Zahn Dental.