Icon White Spot Treatment is a minimally invasive dental procedure used to treat white spot lesions on teeth. White spot lesions are caused by the demineralization of the enamel surface of the tooth, which can be caused by several factors, including poor oral hygiene, braces, or excessive consumption of acidic foods or drinks.
Why might you need it.
You might need Icon White Spot Treatment if you have white spot lesions on your teeth. White spot lesions are typically caused by demineralization of the enamel surface, which can occur as a result of poor oral hygiene, braces, or consumption of acidic foods or drinks. These lesions can be unsightly and may cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile.
Icon White Spot Treatment can help to improve the appearance of white spot lesions by filling in the porous areas of the enamel surface with a resin infiltration technique, making the lesions less visible. This is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require drilling or removal of healthy tooth structure, making it a conservative approach to treating white spot lesions.
In addition to improving the appearance of white spot lesions, Icon White Spot Treatment can also help to prevent further progression of the demineralization process and protect the tooth from further damage or decay. Your dentist can determine whether you are a good candidate for Icon White Spot Treatment based on the severity of your white spot lesions and your overall oral health.
The Icon White Spot Treatment is a minimally invasive dental procedure that involves the following steps:
- Examination and Diagnosis: The dentist will examine your teeth and diagnose whether you are a good candidate for Icon White Spot Treatment.
- Cleaning the Affected Area: The dentist will clean the affected tooth to remove any debris or plaque buildup.
- Etching the Enamel: The dentist will apply an acidic gel to the enamel surface of the tooth to create micro-porosities. This will allow the resin to penetrate the enamel surface.
- Application of Resin Infiltration Material: The dentist will apply the liquid resin infiltration material to the tooth. This material will penetrate the porous areas of the enamel surface and bind to the tooth structure.
- Curing the Resin: The dentist will use a curing light to harden the resin infiltration material and form a strong bond with the tooth.
- Polishing the Tooth: The dentist will polish the tooth to remove any excess resin infiltration material and restore the natural appearance of the tooth.
The entire procedure can usually be completed in one visit, and is typically painless and does not require local anesthesia. The Icon White Spot Treatment is a conservative approach to treating white spot lesions, as it does not require drilling or removal of healthy tooth structure.
After the procedure, you may be advised to avoid eating or drinking for a short period of time, and to maintain proper oral hygiene to ensure the longevity of the treatment.