Some individuals are affected by white spots that appear on the teeth. Often referred to in the dental profession as “white-spot lesions,” these spots can sometimes occur after an orthodontic treatment, or they can be caused by decay, a congenital/developmental condition, or other factors. Icon Resin Infiltration is an advanced treatment that can address these concerns without the need for drilling or other forms of more invasive dental techniques. This treatment can often be quickly performed in a single visit, and many patients don’t even require a numbing solution for comfort.
During the Icon Resin Infiltration treatment process, the teeth will first be thoroughly cleaned, and then the outer enamel layer will be removed. The Icon Resin Infiltration solution will be applied to the teeth and given some time to set in. Once it has dried, a curing light will be guided along the teeth as the finishing step of the process. For many patients, this innovative procedure can significantly diminish signs of white spots without the need for a more invasive treatment, such as porcelain veneers, to sufficiently improve the concern. Icon Resin Infiltration usually takes no longer than one hour to complete for most individuals, and the results can last years for most patients before retreatment is necessary.