What is ICON Resin Infiltration?

ICON Resin Infiltration is a minimally invasive dental treatment that is used to treat white spot lesions on teeth. These lesions are often caused by decalcification of the tooth enamel due to poor oral hygiene or orthodontic treatment. ICON Resin Infiltration involves infiltrating a resin material into the white spot lesion, which restores the natural color of the tooth and prevents further decay.

Why would ICON Resin Infiltration be needed?

ICON Resin Infiltration is needed when a patient has white spot lesions on their teeth that are causing cosmetic concerns or leading to further decay. These lesions can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor oral hygiene, orthodontic treatment, or enamel hypoplasia. ICON Resin Infiltration is a minimally invasive and effective treatment option for restoring the natural color and health of the affected teeth.

Who would be a candidate for ICON Resin Infiltration?

Patients who have white spot lesions on their teeth may be candidates for ICON Resin Infiltration. This treatment is suitable for patients of all ages and is usually used on permanent front teeth. Your dentist will evaluate your condition and determine if ICON Resin Infiltration is the best treatment option for you.

What happens during the ICON Resin Infiltration procedure?

During the ICON Resin Infiltration procedure, your dentist will first clean the affected tooth to remove any plaque or debris. They will then apply a solution that opens up the pores in the enamel, allowing the resin material to infiltrate the lesion. The resin material is then applied to the tooth and cured with a special light. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes per tooth and is painless. After the procedure, you will be able to eat and drink normally, but your dentist may recommend avoiding hard or sticky foods for a few days to allow the resin to fully bond to the tooth.