Among the treatments of veneers currently on the market, we can find several possibilities to fit each patient’s needs. The dental veneers are divided into two types depending on the material they are made of, which can be composite or porcelain, but within that differentiation, we can find several subtypes.
In this case, the Componeer veneers which are a subtype of composite veneers and have the advantage of being manufactured unlike the traditional composite to be manufactured directly on the tooth. Componeer Veneers are manufactured by the laboratory Coltene, so only dentists who work with products of this laboratory can perform treatments with porcelain veneers.
In total there are 30 different forms of Componeer veneers which are being used. They have a thickness of just 0.3 mm, so they do not require just carving the tooth with the advantages this generates. This does not mean that they are all the same, because once the dentist has placed can easily file them to conform better to the shape of the patient’s teeth, which could not be possible if they were made of porcelain .
Advantages of Componeer
These veneers combine the benefits of composite veneers made in a laboratory. Its main advantages over traditional treatments of composite and porcelain are follows;
- They can be tested on the tooth; having already made veneers, the dentist can place on the patient’s teeth, so the patient can see the result roughly over his/her mouth.
- Being prefabricated, it is not dependent on the skill of the dentist. The dentist’s work is reduced because he/she does not have to build from scratch, but simply cut and polish to give a final touch.
- They require virtually cut enamel. Normally, prefabricated porcelain veneers require grinding tooth enamel, which can cause sensitivity and make treatment irreversible. Componeers do not need detail the tooth, or at least cut would be minimal, between 0.1 and 0.2 mm.
- The procedure of placing porcelain veneers is quick and simple. The dentist does not have to scrub the tooth or need to take action since the Componeer are already made. In addition, the dentist does not need building them and shaping them on the fly as with the usual composite, which can take hours. The Componeer are simply placed on the tooth, stick, and are filed to give the best finish.
- There is no pain and sensitivity and it is another benefit due to the absence of carving tooth enamel. You do not need anesthesia as well at the time of placement and there is no tooth sensitivity after the placement.
- This treatment is completely reversible, and you can remove the veneers and restore the previous state of tooth if necessary.
- These prefabricated componeer veneers are economic as the cost of this treatment is lower than usual. Typically, they cost half as porcelain veneers.
Steps for Placement of Componeer Veneers
The following steps are taken during the visit where the process of placing the componeer veneers is carried;
- Selection and test veneers to use for size and shape
- Preparation of teeth with a possible minimum cut
- Definitive proof of veneers on the teeth to ready for Componeer
- Preparation of veneers i.e. cleaning and cutting for better fit
- Placement and fixation of the veneers on the teeth
- Filing and final cleaning to give final finish