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FAQ

Dental ABC

A

Impression See impression taking.
Impression taking Taking an impressiion of teeth to fabricate a model.
Erosion Loss of dental substrate.
Brightening See colour shades.
Attrition Due to chewing.
Abrasion For example, due to toothbrushes.

B

Length of treatment Compared with other techniques, treatment with COMPONEER only requires one visit.

C

COMPONEER These are prefabricated shells made of composite which are placed in only a single dentist session to mask the front teeth.

D

Diastema Gaps too large between the front teeth.

E

Erosion Loss of dental substrate through acidic drinks and foods.

F

Colour shades COMPONEER is available in different colour shades. Your dentist will select the shade that suits you best. Brightening of the teeth is possible without further effort, depending on the case.

G

Sizes COMPONEER is available in four different sizes. Your dentist will select the shape that fits you best.

H

Resin matrix Plastic resin which fills the gaps between the glass particles

I

Invasive See minimally invasive

J

K

Ceramic veneers These are individual laboratory-fabricated shells for the veneering of teeth. They require at least two sessions at the dentist. Repairs in the mouth are only possible with difficulty.
Composite Tooth-coloured material for restoring teeth. Characterised by good colour stability and high robustness. Compared with ceramic veneers, composite shells are easy to repair.
Composite shell/Veneer See COMPONEER.

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M

Minimally invasive Preparation of the tooth to ensure that as little as possible dental substrate is lost.

N

O

P

Preparation The preparation of a tooth for restoration purposes.
Price Comparisons have shown that COMPONEER is significantly less expensive than ceramic veneers in 99% of cases. Usually the costs are halved or even less.
Polymerisation Curing of composite with blue light.

Q

Quartz particles Very small quartz fillers which provide high strength and excellent brightness.

R

Repairs COMPONEER can be repaired. For example, in case of an accident your dentist can repair them quickly and easily.
Restoration Restoring the functionality of a tooth.

S

Shells See veneer.
Silicon dioxide Very small, round particles which improve the long-term stability of COMPONEER.
Pain Relatively low level due to minimally invasive preparation.

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U

Accident If a tooth is damaged in an accident, the tooth can be reconstructed with COMPONEER. In case of damage, COMPONEER can be repaired easily and quickly.

V

Veneer/Veneer shell Shells for the veneering of teeth. They can be fabricated from composite as well as ceramic.

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Y

Z

Dentist Treatment with COMPONEER can be performed by every dentist familiar with the technique.