Icon Resin Infiltration (ICON) – White Spot Removal

ICON – Icon Resin Infiltration – White Spot Removal in Newport Beach | Orange County

White spots on teeth can be a major issue, especially if they are in an esthetic area. These white spots can be developmental, they can occur after orthodontic treatment, from decay, or as a result of teeth affected by fluorosis. In the past the only way to treat them was by drilling them out, and filling them with a composite material, or masking them with a porcelain crown or porcelain veneer.

Now, with the new resin infiltration system, we are able to remove these white spot lesions in one simple, painless treatment that doesn’t require and drilling! This treatment even works for patients with fluorosis!

The system we use for this in our Newport Beach location is called ICON.

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ICON…Your No Drill Solution

Icon offers a revolutionary approach to the cosmetic treatment of carious white spot lesions. Lesions infiltrated by Icon take on the appearance of the surrounding healthy enamel. This provides a highly esthetic alternative to micro-abrasion and restorative treatments of cariogenic white spots all in one simple treatment, with no drilling!

WHAT IS ICON?

Resin infiltration is a minimally invasive restorative treatment for post-ortho white-spot lesions (WSLs) and certain congenital hypocalcified enamel lesions (hypo spots). This treatment also works for those who have fluorosis. WSLs are associated with subsurface enamel porosities caused by a cyclical imbalance between demineralization and remineralization of the enamel, resulting from poor hygiene and associated plaque, bacteria and acids. With time, remineralization at the outer surface of the tooth decreases the access of calcium and other ions to deeper portions of the enamel, eventually arresting the lesion. The lesions look white because there is a scattering of light at the subsurface of the demineralized enamel. Hypo spots, or enamel bruising, are congenital enamel defects often caused by trauma or infection involving the primary teeth.

  • Enables immediate treatment of white spot lesions too advanced for fluoride therapy and not yet advanced enough for restoration (filling, etc).
  • No unnecessary loss of healthy tooth structure
  • Cosmetic treatment of white spots in one visit. Treated lesions lose whitish appearance and look like healthy enamel
  • No drilling or anesthesia required, for greater patient comfort
  • Prolonged life expectancy of tooth
  • Not just minimally invasive dentistry. . . micro-invasive!

Actual Patients

Fast, simple treatment in one visit . . . with no drilling!

The first treatment to bridge the gap between prevention and restoration. . .

THE PROCEDURE

  • One visit
  • No shots or numbing
  • No drilling
  1. Solution is placed on your teeth and rinsed. This procedure is repeated as necessary
  2. Tooth is dried
  3. Resin infiltration icon system is? placed onto teeth and allowed some time to infiltrate.
  4. Resin infiltration icon is then light cured and you?ll be ready to go!* total process takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour *

Advantages and benefits of treatment of white spot lesions with Resin Infiltration Icon treatment

  • Much less invasive and less expensive than the alternatives of fillings or veneers
  • Can be done sooner than other cosmetic options like veneers that you have to wait until growth is complete
  • Untreated hypo spots often look worse after bleaching. Hypo spots treated with Icon will whiten similarly to the natural tooth enamel

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