It can be challenging to produce lifelike provisional veneers. Much time can be spent contouring and polishing to achieve esthetic results. Uveneer™ is innovative technology used by leading cosmetic dentists worldwide to simplify the process and produce beautiful, predictable results—even for sophisticated esthetic services.
What Is Uveneer?
“Uveneer is a simply brilliant idea. It’s a terrific tool to quickly and easily create beautiful anterior restorations.” – Gary M. Radz, DDS, FACE, Board member of Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics – Colorado, USA
The Uveneer dental template set consists of 32 templates. 16 medium templates and 16 large templates are included. Both sizes contain upper and lower arch templates for central incisors, lateral incisors, canines, and pre-molars.
How Does It Work to Create Provisional Veneers?
Each template has a visible midline to ensure proper alignment. After composite is applied to a tooth, the template is pressed over it. The designs blocks out oxygen during the curing process. It contours composite to final tooth form. When the template is removed, the restoration has a hard, glossy finish.
If the teeth are prepared and Uveneer is going to be used to create a set of provisional veneers until porcelain veneers are ready to be applied, etching and bonding resin may not be needed. If used at all, just spot etch in selected locations. The standard technique discussed elsewhere on this site may also be modified by eliminating the interdental separators, leaving the veneers interconnected.
What Are the Benefits?
Watch a segment of an interview of leading cosmetic dentists who use Uveneer. In this segment, Jack Ringer, DDS, AACD past president (2013-2014) of Anaheim Hills, California USA discusses the benefits of these dental templates.
How to Use the Templates for Provisional Veneers
- Select the composite.
- Select the corresponding template size and number for the tooth.
- Clean and dry the tooth.
- If desired, spot etch, rinse, and dry the tooth.
- Apply spot bonding, if desired, and cure it.
- Apply the composite.
- While using the midline on the template to align it, gently press it over the composite.
- Thoroughly light cure through the template and composite.
- Use the template handle to gently remove it.
- Use a polishing disc to smooth the edges.
- If you need to remove a veneer, use a scaler.
- Clean templates with alcohol swabs. Dry and autoclave them.