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You need a restoration. So what is a restoration?
An indirect restoration, also called a crown or bridge, is used to cover or replace a tooth that is broken, discolored, badly shaped or has too much decay for a filling
The restoration is fitted over the original tooth after any decay has been removed
The right restoration will look, feel and last like your natural teeth
Why do you need a restoration?
Your teeth play an important role in your overall health as well as your appearance. So, naturally, you want to do everything you can to keep them healthy and looking good. Sometimes, however, tooth decay advances to a point where a tooth is too weak to survive with just a direct restoration or filling. Instead, your dentist may recommend an indirect restoration, also known as a crown or bridge. In these cases, the decayed area is removed and the restoration is fitted over the original tooth. This is a step that can help preserve the health and appearance of your smile.
What materials can be used for a restoration?
Alloy of metals with either silver or gold appearance. Does not mimic look of real teeth. The traditional restoration used for decades.
Porcelain, fused to an underlying metal structure. Comes closer to the look of real teeth than metal restorations. Metal substructure limits translucency sometimes resulting in restorations looking dull and lifeless.
Achieves the beauty and translucency of natural teeth. Produces strong, durable restorations. Could be an alternative for those who have concerns about metal.
Lava™ Crowns and Bridges. Beauty that lasts like no other restoration.
Over time, metal restorations can
leave a dark ridge where the gums recede.
With Lava zirconia, your restoration
retains its original beauty for years.
Why Lava Crowns and Bridges.
Precision CAD/CAM system for outstanding marginal fit
- This greatly reduces the chances for decay below the crown/bridge.
Proven high strength performance-Lava Crowns and Bridges have a substructure made of Zirconium oxide,the stongest dental ceramic material available
Lava Crowns and Bridges can be matched precisely to the colour of your own teeth and provide the translucency that metal-based restorations and other opaque zirconia cant.
Today, there's a solution as beautiful as nature itself: 3M ESPE, Lava Zirconia restorations.
Lava Zirconia not only offers strength and longevity benefits of porcelain fused to metal (PFM) but also has tremendous advantages compared to other Zirconia restorations.
Lava Zirconia crowns and bridges can be matched precisely to the color of your own teeth and provide the natural translucency that metal-based restorations and other opaque Zirconia can't.
How are Lava Zirconia restorations made?
To make a Lava crown or bridge, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth, and send it to a laboratory. There, a technician, using computeraided design technology, will use the impression to create a model of your mouth. After creating a precise framework for your restoration, a dental technician will build up layers of ceramic onto the framework so that the final restoration will match your natural teeth. The completed restoration will then be delivered to your dentist who will fit it for you.
Only 3M Lava has an internationally run Authentication Program
You will always receive a warranty card for your Lava case
The warranty card will contain a genuine Lava authentication label
Visit www.lava-elite.com to verify the Secure Code & Restoration authenticity
Ask your dentist to tell you more.
Your smile deserves something more precious than metal. Bring out the natural beauty in your smile and ask your dentist about Lava™ restorations - the brand of zirconia most asked for by dentists.
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