The pre-fabricated COMPONEER shells offer the advantage of identical colour shades, shapes, and surface structures for contralateral pairs of teeth, as intended by nature. Thus, the dentist is provided with a template, which simplifies treatment considerably compared with freehand reconstruction.
The unique transparent blue Contour Guides permits precise contour conformity, and therefore selection of the correct tooth shape. A total of 30 different shapes is available: 6 per size.
The shade is selected prior to using the dental dam, as the shade would otherwise change due to dehydration of the tooth.
Shades are selected using the BRILLIANT COMPONEER Shade Guide, which is based on the shade system of BRILLIANT EverGlow. Placing the selected veneer onto the Shade Guide, an impression of the look can be observed.
Preparation is performed in compliance with dentistry guidelines according to the indication, and is as minimally invasive as possible. However, in contrast to indirect veneers, there is no standard guideline for BRILLIANT COMPONEER preparation. For example, this means that the preparation edges can be tapered. A flat preparation corresponding to the inside of BRILLIANT COMPONEER is advantageous. Cervical reduction allows a greater volume of BRILLIANT COMPONEER to be retained.
The proximal point of contact remains basically the same. Although the height of the incisal edge should generally be maintained, it may be reduced somewhat anteriorly if required (the necessity of this alterationis dictated by the clinical picture). When extending the incisal edge, it is recommended that one trim the remaining edge to provide a labial, and particularly a palatal, slanted reduction (to offer resistance). This technique allows for optimal distribution of acting forces and does not weaken BRILLIANT COMPONEER.