Uveneer Kit 2
Uveneer is a unique, minimally invasive template system that creates beautiful direct composite veneers with predictable shape and symmetry, all in one visit. Each template mimics natural dentition and is designed to create high-quality natural-looking anterior restorations. Uveneer uses innovative technologies that help achieve a refined, anatomically correct, high-gloss restoration in a fraction of the time than if done freehand. Results are both reproducible and predictable.
Use Uveneer for direct composite veneer applications, cosmetic mock-ups and shade selection, temporaries during porcelain veneer creation, and all Class 3, 4, and 5 cases.
8 x Medium upper arch templates
8 x Medium lower arch templates
8 x Large upper arch templates
8 x Large lower arch templates
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How does Uveneer work?
The translucent template is pressed over composite that has been laid on the tooth after etching and bonding. The template is removed after the material has cured, thus creating a perfect, contoured, shiny surface. Uveneer is easy to handle, has a nonstick surface, and is autoclavable and reusable.
What type of composite should I use?
Uveneer is compatible with any desired composite and any layering technique.
Is Uveneer reusable? Autoclavable?
Yes, the templates should be autoclaved after each use and can then be reused.
What are the main advantages of using Uveneer?
You can use any preferred composite material, and the results are consistent and predictable with regard to final tooth shape, shine, and smile design that otherwise would be difficult or impossible to accomplish. It is very easy to use, saves valuable time because there is no need to spend time carving or polishing, and you only need minimal tooth preparation. It is also cost-effective for both patients and dentists.
When should I use Uveneer?
You can use Uveneer for all composite veneer applications (for one or multiple teeth), to create temporary veneers, and for direct chair-side mock-ups to show patients how the results will look.
Will the shine from Uveneer last?
The shine from Uveneer lasts and looks like a natural tooth, because the template is used as an oxygen barrier to prevent the air-inhibited layer.
Is Uveneer cost effective?
Uveneer is cost effective because the templates are reusable—by preparing just a couple composite veneers, the kit will have paid for itself.
How long do the Uveneer templates last?
Uveneer templates are designed to last if proper care and instructions are followed according to the Uveneer IFU. Replacement templates are available should one become lost or broken.
Is there a learning curve when first using Uveneer? How do I start using it ?
Uveneer is easy to use. Like all new tools it can take a little practice to become proficient at it, but that’s half the fun. The strength of the Uveneer system is that if you aren’t 100% satisfied with your initial result, you can just remove a little layer with a bur and again press the Uveneer template, with more composite or flowable composite in it, onto the tooth. You will quickly learn, after one or two trials, how much pressure or how much composite to apply to the template. For beginners we suggest doing a mock-up on the patient, creating a composite veneer with Uveneer, without etching and bonding – this way you can 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.
How does this system compare with the prefabrication of composite veneers?
Unlike prefabricated veneer systems, with Uveneer dentists use their own composite and can also use layering techniques if needed. The Uveneer process removes several shortcomings of prefabricated systems such as thickness, sizing and shade restrictions, cost, and stock holding.
How to utilise Uveneer when there is a Class III or Class IV?
For a large class III, class IV or to extend the length of the tooth you will apply the composite (don’t use flowable composite) directly on the tooth, fill the missing areas of the class III and IV free hand (always use matrix for separation) with composite then press the Uveneer template onto the composite from the facial side as usual, apply pressure from the palatal side with back of your fingers towards the Uveneer template. The Uveneer acts like your pre -made “silicon key “ but this time from the facial side instead of the lingual side.
Before the composite applied on to the tooth I would clean all the decay, slightly prepare the facial side of the tooth so that the template have a passive fit and then etch, bond, apply composite (high value-Dentin, body shades) and include the facial side as well. in this way you will prevent the “patchy look “in the future due to minor staining.
How can you use it for a peg lateral on the lingual side?
There are few kind of peg laterals .One with diastemas (gaps) on distal and mesial side and one with no gaps,palatally intruded or facially protruded .Each case is different . But I will assume that you are referring to the one with the gaps. In this case you want to close the gaps and build the facial side at the same time.
1-Place separating matrix .(I recomend to use plumber’s tape)
2-Etch, bond and cure
3-Apply the matching shade composite on the tooth in the same manner as if you want to finish the case free hand, make sure that you close the gaps and apply composite on the facial side as well.
4-Press the Uveneer template that matches the size and tooth number onto the composite that laid on the tooth and with your fingers apply pressure from the palatal side on the composite and press it flat and nice with the palatal side of the tooth, the Uveneer template acts like your silicon key but this time is from the facial side.
5-Remove excess with a probe,(spot curing for 1-2 seconds will help with the cleaning process).
7-Remove any excess material from the periphery with a fine bur bur and polishing discs at the incisopalatal area. Do not touch the facial glossy surface at the process.
How do you avoid “ledging” in the emergent zone so floss doesn’t catch or make a ledge that can cause gingivitis?
Perfect finish of a composite veneer is important step for the health of the surrounding tissue and gums and aids with cleaning.
Before pressing the Uveneer over the composite make sure not to overload the tooth with composite resin, if you apply more then needed you will end up with too much excess to clean .Apply enough quantity of resin as you would to finish the case without Uveneer and even less as second layer can be laid later.
Next to the gingival areas apply minimal to no composite at all as by pressing the Uveneer template you will spread the composite to those areas. Then just before curing, use a fine probe and remove the majority of the excess ( apply finger pressure directly on the template while doing it). A quick spot cure can also help with removing excess of resin . After the final curing use extra fine diamond flame shape bur for the final flash removal. For finishing at the inter-proximal areas use a seesaw and polishing diamond strips.
Another way I would recommend is to use a anatomically curved cellulose strips, this is a great way to get the perfect margins and once establishing good seal the Uveneer is pressed as a final stage this creates perfect oxygen inhibition layer around the gingival area, prefect margins, no excess to remove only from the incisor part once curing .
Regarding class 4 and fractured teeth: Apply composite to the tooth and at the same time cover the missing broken area ,then press the Uveneer template and apply finger pressure at the lingual side . Use the Uveneer template like your silicon key from the buccal side, then cure.
Can Uveneer be used with children?
Uveneer is very popular with paediatric dentists as they are quick to perform especially in those cases of fracture tooth. Children don’t have the patience to sit for long at the dental chair.
How do we know that the kit is designed to fit up to 90-95% of patients? Also, a patient who has a wider tooth (or longer) than the template, what you recommend to do?
From studies about smile design rules and proportions most of the patients will fit into those sizes as they are the ideal sizes.
Many patients grind off their teeth or will have gum recessions, in this cases the dentist can adjust the veneer to the desire length with a bur or disc. Or in case of gum recession add some composite next to the gums same as doing class 5.
In cases of large or wider teeth (5%-10% of our patients) dentists can still finish off the case by pressing the template and blending the excess of composite the periphery after pressing on the template. Please remember those are templates and some small finishing adjustments may require.
Dentist cannot use just flowable composite for the reason that it is too runny and pressing the Uveneer will be hard to control and can create air bubbles.
Can Uveneer templates be used for pediatric patients, when a (permanent) partially erupted tooth has fractured?
Yes, choose the correct size of the Uveneer template and press onto the composite that has been laid on the tooth before. The template should reach up to the gums, mesial and distal and then trim as needed from the incisial part. From the palatal side apply finger pressure on the composite towards the template and then cure. Later when the tooth continues to erupt we can either trim a layer of composite and redo the last layer or patch the composite restoration like a class 5 filling – with or without the Uveneer template