White Spot Lesion Removal with Icon Resin Infiltration

White Spot Lesion Removal with Icon Resin Infiltration

What is Icon?

Resin infiltration is a minimally invasive treatment for post-orthodontic “white spot” lesions and congenital hypocalcified enamel lesions. These lesions are associated with subsurface porosities caused by cyclical imbalance between demineralization and remineralization of the enamel, resulting from poor hygiene and associated plaque, bacteria, and acids. With time, the lesions appear white because there is a scattering of light at the subsurface of the demineralized enamel. Hypocalcified lesions are sometimes associated with congenital defects caused by trauma or infection involving the primary teeth.

The Procedure

  • Usually takes just 1 visit
  • No drilling
  • No “shots” or numbing

Benefits

  • Less invasive and expensive than alternative options such as veneers or fillings
  • Will whiten similarly to natural teeth after treatment

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