A complete guide to Veneer Me
Optident introduces its new product for veneers and onlays, Veneer Me.
What is Veneer Me?
Supported by The Ideas Factory, Style Italiano, and world recognised key opinion leaders; the Smile Line team present the latest addition to its innovative product range – Veneer Me. With a range of successful products such as the Smile Lite MDP, and the Smile Capture; Smile Line is known for providing unique solutions, aiding restorative and cosmetic dentistry worldwide.
Veneer Me is a unique device that provides maximum security for your veneers and onlays during cementation and transportation. Providing the highest conditions of security, Veneer Me enables you to carry, ship and manipulate your hyper-delicate veneers with the utmost convenience.
Strong sticky gel-pad
Veneer Me is innovative in its design, featuring a polyurethane gel base, which veneers adhere to instantly. The sticky pad is extremely strong, meaning that preparation can take place in a safe environment. The strength of the gel pad material means that veneers can be manoeuvred without any fear of them escaping, or falling on the floor. The gel pad is also extremely resistant, and can be reused multiple times for your convenience (and easily replaced).
Veneer Me features a permeable membrane frame, which is clipped onto the base of the box for extra fixation. Made of nylon, the membrane is extremely thin; perfect for rinsing and drying as part of the veneer process.
As with the polyurethane gel base, the secure permeable membrane frame can also be reused several times, and easily replaced if needed.
How does veneer treatment take place?
The entire veneer treatment can take place within the Veneer Me box. This includes everything from acid etching, rinsing and drying to final application. The Veneer Me box is extremely versatile and is a revolutionary device, assisting in the veneer application process.
Acid etching and rinsing
Acid etching can take place with total safety using the polyurethane gel base. As the veneers are attached; hydrofluoric acid can be applied for etching, followed by rinsing through the mesh (which provides stability for the veneers during this process).
For total protection (and to reduce alcohol wastage), the Veneer Me box can be used during ultrasonic bath treatments. Simply half fill the cover of the Veneer Me box with alcohol, screw on the lid, and place into the ultrasonic bath for five minutes (before pouring the alcohol away).
With the mesh membrane frame tightly screwed in place, the veneers can be dried whilst stuck to the gel base, using a hair dryer. Once unscrewed, the veneers should maintain their stability, however if any spots are unstable, this can be easily rectified by drying any wet spots (which will ensure the strength of the gel pad returns).
At this point the veneers will once again be secure, ready for application of silane, a subsequent bonding agent, and finally, luting resin. The screw cover can be closed at this point to prevent light application, prior to patient application.
Finalising veneer treatment is easy with Veneer Me; with the box providing a stable clean base for the fully prepared veneers, reducing the risk of mistakes and providing maximum protection. Using the Veneer Me box also means clinicians can work in the best conditions, safe in the knowledge that the box provides a full solution for the manipulation of hyper-delicate veneers.