Uveneer Direct Composite Template System Step by Step
STEP 1: Choose Vit-l-esence® esthetic restorative material or preferred composite shade(s). Select the template that corresponds with the tooth being restored. See handle of template for corresponding tooth number, size, and arch.
STEP 2: Remove all caries if needed and minimally prepare the tooth.
STEP 3: Place interproximal separating matrices and apply Ultra-Etch® etchant, Peak® SE Primer, or preferred etch.
STEP 4: Rinse etch according to manufacturer’s instructions. Do not rinse if using Peak SE Primer.
STEP 5: Apply Peak® Universal Bond adhesive or preferred adhesive to tooth surface.
STEP 6: Light cure with VALO® curing light 1 x 10 seconds on Standard Power. If using other curing light, cure according to manufacturer instructions.
STEP 7: Apply Vit-l-escence esthetic restorative material or preferred composite directly onto tooth.
STEP 8: Do not light cure composite.
STEP 9: Select chosen Uveneer template. Template should ideally cover the entire facial surface of the tooth. If not, additional composite may be used at the periphery to compensate.
STEP 10 : Align centerline of template parallel to the midline of the face and perpendicular to the incisal plane. Using thumb, press the concave side of the selected template onto the tooth. Press firmly to remove any trapped air.
STEP 11: Remove any excess composite from the periphery.
STEP 12: Using VALO curing light, cure composite through template. For every 2mm layer, cure 1–2 x 10 seconds on Standard Power, 1–2 x 4 seconds on High Power, or 1–2 x 3 seconds on Xtra Power. If using other curing light, cure according to manufacturer instructions.
STEP 13: Remove the Uveneer template by gently lifting the handle. Using VALO curing light do final cure directly onto composite. To ensure composite is cured thoroughly, for every 2mm layer, cure 3 x 10 seconds on Standard Power, 3 x 4 seconds on High Power, or 3 x 3 seconds on Xtra Power. If using other curing light, cure according to manufacturer instructions.
STEP 14: Avoiding the glossy facial surface, trim excess composite from periphery with a fine flameshaped bur in Ultradent® Composite Finishing Bur Kit. Use Jiffy® Composite Polishers, Brushes, Diamond Strips, or Proximal Saws for minimal finishing and adjusting if desired.
STEP 15 : Immediately after use, thoroughly wipe template with alcohol pad, dry, bag, and autoclave according to Uveneer template IFU. Do not leave any composite residue on the template in order to maintain translucency and shine.