Minimally prepare the tooth and remove all caries lesions.
Insert separators & apply etch.
Apply bond & cure
Composite application, Do Not cure.
Select Uvenner shell.
Apply template on composite & press lightly.
Remove template & clean excess.
Glossy & anatomically shaped finish results.
Start using Uveneer
Please read this manual thoroughly before use.
Uveneer is an autoclavable and reusable dental template system. This dentist-designed system mimics natural dentition, which allows you to create predictable, high-quality composite restorations for your patients. Uveneer is made from a special translucent material which transfers any curing light through the template and composite simultaneously during the curing process. The Uveneer will not stick to the composite resin once cured.
Uveneer shuts off the oxygen inhibition layer, ‘the sticky layer,’ during the curing process, leaving you with a hard, glossy surface composite restoration. Uveneer restorations require minimal adjustment or polishing.
The anatomically correct templates consist of the following:
32 templates – one medium set and one large set.
Each size includes a left and right with two upper and two lower central incisors; two upper and two lower lateral incisors; two upper and two lower cuspids; and two upper and two lower bicuspids. If custom shapes are needed, it is fairly quick and easy to shape the restoration after curing.
Individual refills are available for purchase.
Indications for use
- Class V, and full veneer coverage from one tooth up to ten teeth per arch, from central incisor to second bicuspid
- Direct composite veneer restorations
- Cosmetic preview mock-up and shade selection
- Temporary veneers
- Laboratory model wax-up
Instruction for use:
A. Direct Composite Veneers:
- Remove all caries and if needed, conservatively prepare the tooth.
- Choose the composite shade. To test for the correct shade, follow the guide for smile preview mock-up below.
- Select the Uveneer™ template that corresponds with the tooth number you are restoring (the tooth number is embedded template handle).
- Measure the template onto the tooth. Ideally the template should cover the tooth from the gingiva to the contact points and cover most of the tooth surface. If not, you can adjust accordingly with additional composite material at the periphery.
- Place two pre-cut matrices as separators on each side of the tooth, and pull them lingually as to not protrude the labial side of the tooth.
- Continue with your preferred bonding process, and cure for the recommended time.
- Apply the composite free-hand onto the tooth surface. Do not cure yet.
- Lightly press the chosen Uveneer template onto the composite, and align the template midline parallel to the midline of the face and perpendicular to the incisal plane. Do not light cure yet.
- Clean any excess composite from the edges of the Uveneer with an instrument of your choice. Should any excess composite remain, you can remove it after curing.
- Light cure through the template and composite simultaneously. Composite should be cured thoroughly and according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Gently remove the Uveneer template by using the handle.
- Trim any excess composites with a fine polishing bur.
- It is typical not to further polish the composite surface as the template will create an ideal gloss by blocking the oxygen inhibition layer.
- Wipe the templates after use. Immediately after use, the Uveneer template must be thoroughly wiped with alcohol wipes and dried before autoclaving. Do not leave any composite residue on the template in order to maintain the translucency and shine.
B. Cosmetic Preview Mock-up and Shade Selection
A cosmetic preview, also known as a mock-up, gives practitioners a tangible smile preview for their patients. The preview demonstrates a final cosmetic result for the patient including straightening a smile, changing color, and repairing fractures, defects, and abfractions.
- Select a desired shade.
- Select the corresponding Uveneer template.
- Apply composite onto the clean and dried labial surface of the tooth (do not follow any bonding process).
- Press and cure.
- Gently remove Uveneer template using the handle.
- At this stage you have the option to flick the veneer and hold it in your hand (the indirect approach) or leave it in the tooth.
- Smooth edges with a polishing disc.
- Hand the mirror to the patient and watch the reaction.
- Offer various treatment plans.
- Use a scaler and ‘flick’ off the cured resin for removal.
C. Shade selection:
Testing for the correct shade:
- For a single tooth, or less than the complete restored smile, choose the shade that best corresponds to the tooth you are restoring and the surrounding teeth. This will allow you to blend the color to the natural dentition.
- Apply various composite brands on the tooth you intend to restore and compare as they may have different value for the same chroma. Ensure that you use the same composite thickness as your final restoration, light-cure, and make a decision.
- Continue with the cosmetic preview mock-up described above.
D. Temporary Veneers
Uveneer is an excellent solution to create aesthetic temporary veneers while you wait for your laboratory fabricated veneers.
- After preparation and final impression, start with clean and dry teeth.
- Spot etch, rinse, dry, spot bond and light cure.
- Apply composite free-hand onto the labial surface of the tooth.
- Select the corresponding Uveneer template.
- Press and cure. Remove the Uveneer template using the handle.
- Smooth edges with a polishing disc.
- To remove the temporary, ‘flick off’ with a scaler.
E. Laboratory Wax ups
Dentists and lab technicians can communicate the desired restored smile utilising composite and Uveneer directly onto the laboratory models.
Follow the process you would use for a cosmetic preview on a patient, but utilise the dental model instead.
Helpful Hints from Dr Sigal Jacobson, the inventor of Uveneer:
Like all new tools, it can take a little practice to become proficient at it,
but that’s half the fun. One of the many benefits of the Uveneer system
is that if you aren’t satisfied with the initial result, it’s quick and easy to try again
by removing a small layer with a bur and applying another layer. Then press and
After one or two trials, you will understand how much pressure and how much composite to apply to the template. For beginners we suggest doing a cosmetic preview mock-up on a patient, model, or staff member. Create a single tooth (without etching and bonding) to evaluate color and shape without committing to the result.
We also recommend, when first starting out, that you work on single-teeth rather than multiple-teeth cases. After gaining some experience and confidence with our easy-to-use template, you will skillfully manage bigger cases.
- Use restorative composites that are easy to manipulate in consistency.
- You can add a small amount of flowable or microfill composite, 2-3mm, onto the middle of the Uveneer template. Next, press the template onto the uncured composite placed on the labial surface of the tooth. Light cure both composites simultaneously through Uveneer. You’ll see that the top outer layer of flowable or microfill produces a nice glossy finish.
- Make sure the midline is parallel to the adjacent tooth, clean excess around template, and keep manipulation to a minimum. You can trim excess composite later after light curing.
- Don’t forget to wipe the templates after use. The Uveneer template must be thoroughly wiped with alcohol wipes and dried immediately after use and before autoclaving. Do not leave any composite residue on the template in order to maintain the translucency and shine.
- Refrain from polishing the shiny cured composite surface. Because Uveneer shuts off the oxygen inhibited layer, you will not have a final, rough, uncured monomers resin surface. Instead you have an ideal untouched surface without micro fractures and porosities, which will can be introduced by rotary instruments. You are left with an ideal surface for color and shine durability.
- If you aren’t 100% satisfied with the first result, e.g., an air bubble, just roughen the area again with a bur, etch, bond, add another layer of composite, and polymerize it once again.
- Make it your goal to offer cosmetic previews and involve your staff. Dentists who use Uveneer report that they are performing many more composite veneer procedures than ever before. This is because “what you see is what you get.” The winning combination of Uveneer templates and cosmetic previews increases case acceptance.
Product Care and Autoclave Instructions
- Each Uveneer template is available individually.
- Wipe Uveneer templates with an alcohol wipe after use or with hot water and soap to get rid of the composite residues, and dry immediately. Failure to do so may cause the template loose its shine and become more opaque. Only use disinfectant wipes recommended for ABS, PVC, and polycarbonate (PC) plastics.
- Bag and autoclave each Uveneer template at 134 degrees C or 273 F.
- Return to the correct position in the kit base or leave bagged.
- Please do not autoclave the kit base or cardboard box.
The Uveneer™ system is one that dentists enjoy using. Product results exceed their expectations.
Best of all, patients will love the results too!