Overview

FAQ / Technical

Abrasion and wear

COMPONEER:

COMPONEER has similar abrasion values and hardness to that of natural teeth. Natural wear is therefore equivalent.

Conventional and indirect veneers:

Ceramic veneers are harder than natural teeth. The natural tooth wears faster than the ceramic veneer.

Bond

COMPONEER:

The bond between COMPONEER and the analogue composite (we recommend SYNERGY D6) to the natural tooth is optimum.

Conventional and indirect veneers:

The bond between the ceramic veneer and the composite cement to the natural tooth is not optimum because of the different substances.

Coating thickness

COMPONEER:

COMPONEER has a very thin coating (from 0.3 mm). With the adhesive attachment this is quite sufficient and COMPONEER can also be used with unprepared teeth.

Conventional and indirect veneers:

With their material properties ceramic veneers require a thicker, more homogenous coating. This means that more hard tooth substance must be removed during preparation.

Plaque formation

COMPONEER:

Plaque does not form on COMPONEER to any greater extent than on natural teeth. If the bond and cement are correctly processed marginal discolouration does not form. Any marginal discolouration that forms after years in place can be removed with rotary instruments and replaced with composite.

Conventional and indirect veneers:

Marginal discolouration with ceramic veneers cannot be removed so easily. The veneer must be replaced.