White Spots on teeth can be a concern for many patients. These white spots can be congenital, developmental; can occur after orthodontic treatment, or from fluorosis. A revolutionary resin infiltration system called Icon, offers a fast and simple solution for these white spot lesions.
What is Icon?
Icon resin infiltration is a minimally invasive restorative treatment that allows the resin material to penetrate demineralized enamel and fade the appearance of white spot lesions or hypo-calcified spots.
Plain pumice is used to clean the teeth
An etchant solution is placed on the white spot lesions and rinsed
Tooth is dried
Icon resin infiltrate material is placed onto the area and allowed to soak in
Excess material is removed
Material is light cured
Material added again, excess removed, and cured
Finish with polishing discs or burs
Temporary blanching of gums can occur in lesions close to the gum line
Total process takes approximately 45minutes to 1 hour *
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 completed.
Untreated hypo spots often look worse after bleaching. Hypo spots treated with Icon will whiten similarly to the natural tooth enamel.
Does it last?
Unlike whitening products, Icon resin infiltration is considered to be a long-term treatment solution. Research shows stability for at least 2 years.
*This is a treatment we offer to help fade the appearance of white spot lesions and hypo-calcified spots. We cannot guarantee the spot will disappear completely, but in most cases it provides a significant cosmetic improvement in one simple, painless visit.