Uveneers® – Quality Dental Veneers
Do you want a cheaper, easier, and non-invasive answer to veneers? The Uveneer system creates affordable, long-lasting composite veneers in a single visit, with no need for injections and minimal to NO drilling of the healthy tooth structure.
Proudly invented in 2014 by our Principal Dentist, Dr Sigal Jacobson, the Uveneer system is now used by tens of thousands of dental clinics around the world. This template kit assists dentists to create composite veneers in a simpler, predictable, and faster process with amazing results!
Uveneer is the perfect solution for restoring your smile without spending a fortune or drilling out your healthy tooth structure. The treatment can be received at a more affordable cost with less chair time (due to no lab fees).
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What is Uveneer?
An Australian invention created by Cosmetic dentist Dr Sigal Jacobson from Melbourne and used successfully by tens of thousands of clinic around the world.
The Uveneer is a unique, composite template system that assists the dentist to create beautiful long-lasting composite veneers with predictable shape and symmetry. With no need for injections, no drilling the enamel and results that are predictable, natural-looking and affordable. This invention came from Dr Sigal’s own need as a dentist. “I was frustrated from the time it took me to build composite veneers and the results that were not always predictable and solely relied on my artistic skill. I looked for an efficient way, a template system that will create the ideal shape and size of my veneers and in this way to make it affordable and accessible to all patients”.
How Uveneer Work?
The dentist prepares the tooth by gently roughening the surface with a diamond disc then applying a bonding material. Then composite resin (white filling material) that matches the shade of your tooth is applied to the area. The dentist presses the correct Uveneer template on the composite that is laid the tooth and light-cures the composite through the clear Uveneer template and removes it. After removing the template, a beautifully shaped veneer is created. No need to shape or even polish as the outcome is perfect. All of this happens in just one visit! This composite veneer system has proven to be durable for many years, and in Dr Sigal Jacobson’s clinic, we have a long-lasting warranty included for the procedure.
How are uveneers different to porcelain veneers?
Uveneer is a high-end aesthetic composite veneer. In dentistry, a veneer is a name for a layer of material that a dentist places over a person’s tooth to mask an aesthetic shape or discolouration. Like a contact lens. There are two main types of material used to make a veneer – composite resin (white filling) that is done in the chair in one visit and porcelain (ceramic) made by the lab technician. Both have their pros and cons. The main difference of composite veneers is they are more conservative and do not require injection, removal or drilling of tooth structure. It is applied directly on your teeth in the same visit. The dentist matches the resin shade to the teeth in order to provide you with a natural look.
They bond the resin to your teeth, press the Uveneer template, harden it with a special light, remove the Uveneer template and then polish it. It is a fast, conservative and affordable procedure.
If you want porcelain veneers, this will take at least two visits. The dentist has to numb your teeth and remove a layer of your teeth in order to make the mold and send it to a lab. Meanwhile, you will have a set of temporary veneers for a week while the lab prepares the porcelain veneers. When the veneers are done, the dentist will remove the temporary veneers and cement the final porcelain veneers. Uveneer composite veneers do not require in most cases any removal or drilling or teeth as they can be made very thin. We call it an additive dentistry and it’s great for people that have sensitive teeth as it protects the sensitive area.
The Aesthetics of Veneers
Both can look amazing. It depends on the dentist level of skill and years of experience. The main difference is that porcelain veneers are resistant to stains and will not show any future veneer surface changes.
On the other hand, composite resin, it will stain like natural teeth and will need yearly follow-up appointment to maintain its beauty, colour and shine. However the new advance composites resins are more stain and wear resistant. So it is very important to choose an experienced cosmetic dentists who uses advanced composites and a range of shades.
Studies shows that both types of veneers last more than 10 years however composite will show some surface changes with time and will need yearly maintenance and which are easy to correct. One of the things you have to know is that if a porcelain veneer gets damaged, it has to be replaced. In other words, it can’t be repaired. If you chip a composite veneer, the dentist will be able to repair it easily in the chair.
The Price of Veneers
The porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite veneers. The reason is simple, the placement of porcelain requires more visits, lab expenses and more. Porcelain veneers cost between $1500-$2000. Composite veneers and Uveneer cost between $500-$1000.