Dental bonding can provide a successful restoration for a diastema or a tooth that is broken, malformed, or discolored. While this method is less costly than a porcelain veneer or crown, technique and time are required to recreate any missing segments of tooth structure and achieve esthetically pleasing results. Uveneer™ saves chairtime by contouring composite to final tooth shape and leaving a glossy finish.
Uveneer Dental Templates
Uveneer is an autoclavable, reusable dental template set that produces predictable, lifelike results. Each template is translucent and has a midline marker to help ensure it is parallel to the adjacent tooth. After the tooth is prepared and composite is applied, the corresponding template is gently pressed over it. Light curing is done through the template. The template contours composite while keeping oxygen out. When the template is removed, the restored tooth will have a hard, polished surface.
Each template set includes 16 medium and 16 large templates for both upper and lower arches—central incisors, lateral incisors, canines, and pre-molars.
Who Uses Uveneer for Dental Bonding?
Leading cosmetic dentists worldwide use this product and achieve beautiful results with it.
“The template provides a very aesthetic anterior facing for a tooth. I use it in several instances, including when patients show up with broken anterior teeth.” – George Freedman, DDS, FAACD, FACD, FADI, FADFE – Markham, Ontario
“It’s quick and efficient for significant diastemas or on an emergency basis when patients come in with broken incisal edges.” – Jack Ringer, DDS, AACD past president (2013-2014) – Anaheim Hills, California USA
“Consider it a ‘must have’! This tool provides a rapid and attractive solution to the anterior restorative task, including restoring a single incisor.” – Martin B. Goldstein, DMD, FAGD – Wolcott, Connecticut USA
How to Use the Templates
- Minimally prepare the tooth.
- Insert a separator on either side of the tooth.
- Etch the tooth.
- Apply a bonding agent and light cure.
- Select the corresponding template for the tooth, which should cover most of the tooth surface.
- Apply the composite, but do not cure it.
- Gently press the preselected template over the composite, while using the midline indicator on the template to align it.
- Remove excess composite from around template.
- Thoroughly light cure the composite through the template.
- Gently remove the template by its handle.
- Trim excess composite with a fine polishing bur. The restoration will be glossy and, because there is no oxygen inhibition layer, it will not require polishing.
- Use alcohol wipes to clean the template. Dry it before autoclaving.