Composite veneers are a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate and restore a patient’s smile. Esthetic composite restorations require enhanced skill and technique. Uveneer™ is innovative technology used by leading cosmetic dentists worldwide to reduce chairtime and provide predictable, natural-looking results.
“Part of the difficulty in composite bonding technique is the process of designing, shaping, and polishing the restoration in order to achieve an aesthetically pleasing result. Uveneer solves many of those problems. It quickly and simply produces predictable results, and gives the patient an incredible smile.” – Terry Wong, BDSc – Melbourne, Australia
What Is Uveneer?
Uveneer is a set of reusable, translucent dental templates. There are 32 templates in a set—medium and large templates for upper and lower arches. Each set of 16 includes two each of central incisors, lateral incisors, canines, and premolars.
A template shapes composite and serves as an oxygen barrier. The non-stick surface makes it easy to remove. When it is removed, veneers are contoured and have natural gloss.
Technique for Composite Veneers
- Prepare the tooth conservatively.
- Select the preferred composite material.
- Select the template that corresponds to the tooth being restored. It should cover most of the tooth surface.
- Insert pre-cut separators on either side of the tooth.
- Apply your preferred bonding resin and cure.
- Apply the composite freehand. Do not cure it.
- Use the midline on the template to align it, and gently press it over the composite.
- Use a tool to remove excess composite from the template edges.
- Thoroughly light cure through the template and composite.
- Gently remove the template by its handle.
- After removing the separators, use a fine polishing bur to trim excess composite.
- The glossy surface does not need to be polished.
- Clean the template with alcohol wipes, dry it, and autoclave it.
View the animated video below to see the technique demonstrated.