The facial surface of the tooth was roughened with a medium grit diamond to increase retention, etched for 20 seconds and bonded with universal bond (BISCO) as per instructions. Beautiful II (Shofu) composite was placed on the tooth surface and at the same time, a small amount of Beautiful Flow Plus (Shofu) was added into the Uveneer template. (Figure 4)
By utilising the glossy and translucent characteristics of the flow and blocking the oxygen inhibition layer we achieved perfect final glossy results. The template was then pressed onto the tooth with the uncured composite on it and aligned with the long axis of the tooth. (Figure 5)
Excess material expressed from the margins with a probe, and then all was cured for 30 seconds through the clear Uveneer. The Uveneer template was easily popped off creating the perfect anatomically correct and glossy result. The next central incisor procedure was performed the same way. The final result is shown here. (Figure 6)
Having these tools in my dental “bag of tricks” makes my day-to-day practice easier and faster and attracts new patients that ask to get those beautiful results.
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