Uveneer™ saves much of the chairtime spent sculpting and polishing direct composite veneers. The results are esthetically pleasing, contoured restorations with a glossy finish.
What Is Uveneer?
Uveneer is a dental template set that is reusable and autoclavable. Each template set contains 32 templates—16 medium and 16 large for upper and lower arches. Each set of medium and large templates includes: two central incisors, two lateral incisors, two canines, and two premolars.
It can be used for a complete smile makeover with direct veneers, or for mock-ups, or provisional veneers.
How It Works for Creating Direct Composite Veneers
After composite is applied to a tooth, the corresponding template for the tooth is gently pressed over it. The template shuts off oxygen, transfers the curing light through the composite, and contours it. After trimming, the result is a glossy restoration in its final form.
What Are Dentists Saying about Uveneer?
Although this product may appeal to dentists who are uncomfortable with direct bonding procedures, it is used and recommended by many leading cosmetic dentists.
“I use Uveneer to help design esthetic cases. It gives patients a mock-up or preview of how their smile can look.” – Jack Ringer DDS, AACD past president (2013-2014) – Anaheim Hills, California USA
“It is a very exciting product for bonding anterior teeth. It gives form and symmetry. I cut it back, customize it a bit, and off goes a happy patient. It looks great, and it only takes about 15 minutes per tooth!” – Elliot Mechanic BSC, DDS, diplomate of the American Board of Esthetic Dentistry, co-founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry – Montreal, Quebec
“I use high, full-viscosity composite, and the templates create tremendous aesthetics. The entire process from start to finish takes about five to ten minutes per tooth.” George Freedman, DDS, founder and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and co-founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry – Markham, Ontario
Using Our Templates for Direct Composite Veneers
- Conservatively prepare the tooth and remove all caries.
- Select the template that corresponds with the tooth. It should cover most of the tooth–from the gingiva to the contact points.
- Insert separators on either side of the tooth.
- Bond and cure with your preferred method.
- Apply the composite without curing it.
- Use the midline indicator on the template to ensure it is properly positioned. Place it over the composite and press gently.
- Use the tool of your choice to remove excess composite from template edges.
- Thoroughly light cure through the template and composite.
- Use the template handle to gently remove it.
- Use a fine polishing bur to gently trim excess composite. There is no need for polishing. The surface of the restoration will be glossy.
- After each use, thoroughly clean the templates with alcohol wipes, and dry before autoclaving.