Cosmetic contour using composite: The veneering techniques
Hands-on Courses
15 Nov 2024, 09:00 – 18:00 Madinat Jumeirah Arena & Conference Centre | Dubai | UAE Area of interest: General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry

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 This course is not available for individual purchase. If you wish to attend the course on 15 November 2024 (limited seats available only), you have to register for the conference (15-16 November) as the first one hour of the course is lecture by Prof Ronaldo Hirata in the main conference hall.

Abstract

Composite veneers represent a solution for smile corrections, with the advantage of immediate results without laboratory procedures. Above all, they seem to be more conservative in cases where enamel preservation is mandatory, mainly due to the young age of the patients.

Among several techniques described in the literature, the layering technique is commonly claimed to reproduce the aspects of natural dentition and to allow control effects of translucency and right opacity, resulting in superior overcome. However, the layering technique involves deep acquaintance with adhesive procedures, material handling, and dental anatomy, making it complex and time-consuming. 

The regular technique should be simplified with fewer composites as a cosmetic solution to overcome such drawbacks. More attention can be given to the “two shades” layering technique using merely two composites without needing a previous wax-up or digital design.

This hands-on workshop will introduce techniques for composite layering (dentin/chromatic/achromatic enamel) and the modified technique, using fewer shades. Finishing and polishing of the veneers will be performed, pointing to the best polishing materials and the perfect sequence.

Learning Objectives

  • Perform an anterior layering technique for composite reconstruction of the tooth with erosion.
  • Learn the simplified veneer technique called the” two-shade technique.”
  • Evaluate the results of discolored tooth after composite layering.
  • Proceed with the correct protocol for finishing and polishing in anterior teeth.

Agenda

09:00 – 10:00 Lecture "Cosmetic contour with composite resins: From injectable techniques to CAD/CAM composite veneers" (in the main conference hall)
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00
Eroded teeth veneer technique: increasing the length of 2 central incisors:
  • Layering technique (tooth 11 with more erosion) VS simplified technique (tooth 21 with less erosion)
  • Use of tints and stains to reproduce translucency
  • Incisal effects
  • Managing the enamel layer: shape and color
12:00 – 13:00
Lunch Break
13:00 – 15:00
Symmetry of 2 central incisors using reflection lines
  • Use of discs (mirror area)
  • Finding the symmetry and texture
15:00 – 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:30
Darkened tooth lateral incisor
  • Final layers 
Finishing and polishing procedure
  • Carbide burs (type and speed correct)
  • Texture of anterior teeth
  • Rubbers for composites (Brand, speed, and technique)
  • Felt and paste for polishing
17:30 – 18:00
Discussion and Q&A