ICON Resin Infiltration is a breakthrough dental treatment that specifically targets and treats tooth discoloration and white spot lesions. These issues can be caused by a variety of factors, including enamel demineralization, post-orthodontic treatment, or even excessive fluoride exposure during childhood.
Unlike traditional methods such as teeth whitening or veneers that focus on covering up the discoloration, ICON Resin Infiltration takes a different approach. Instead of masking the problem, it aims to restore the natural appearance of your teeth from within.
How does ICON Resin Infiltration work?
ICON Resin Infiltration is an innovative dental treatment that aims to improve the appearance and strength of teeth affected by white spot lesions. But how does it actually work?
The process begins with a thorough cleaning of the tooth surface, ensuring that any plaque or debris is removed. Next, a mild acid etching solution is applied to create micro-pores in the enamel surface. These tiny pores allow the ICON resin infiltrant to penetrate into the tooth structure.
Once the etching solution has been rinsed off, the tooth is dried using air and then coated with a thin layer of hydrophilic resin. This resin has excellent flowability and can easily fill in even the smallest defects on the tooth's surface.
After applying another layer of hydrophobic resin, which repels water, a special light source is used to polymerize and harden both layers of resin. This results in a seamless integration between the natural tooth structure and the infiltrating resins.
The final step involves polishing and refining the treated area to achieve optimal esthetics and blend it seamlessly with surrounding teeth.
ICON Resin Infiltration offers an effective non-invasive approach for treating white spot lesions by restoring mineral content and improving aesthetics without removing healthy tooth structure.
What are the benefits of ICON Resin Infiltration?
The benefits of ICON Resin Infiltration are numerous and can greatly improve the appearance and health of your teeth. One major benefit is that it is a minimally invasive treatment option. Unlike traditional methods such as drilling or filling, ICON uses a non-invasive approach to treat the early stages of tooth decay.
Another advantage of ICON Resin Infiltration is its ability to strengthen weakened enamel. The resin material used in the treatment penetrates into the microscopic pores of the tooth, creating a durable bond that helps restore strength and prevent further decay.
Additionally, this procedure offers aesthetic benefits. By infiltrating the porous areas with resin, any white spots or discolorations on the surface of your teeth can be significantly reduced or even completely eliminated. This results in an improved smile that looks more natural and uniform.
Furthermore, one key advantage of ICON Resin Infiltration is its long-lasting effects. Once the resin has been applied and cured, it forms a strong barrier against future acid attacks, protecting your teeth from further damage.
ICON Resin Infiltration is a revolutionary dental treatment that offers numerous benefits for patients seeking to improve the appearance of their teeth. By using a minimally invasive technique, ICON can effectively treat white spots and enamel defects without the need for drilling or injections.
This innovative procedure works by infiltrating a low-viscosity resin into the porous enamel, filling in any gaps and creating a seamless surface. The result is improved aesthetics and enhanced tooth color, leading to a more confident smile.
The benefits of ICON Resin Infiltration are plentiful. Not only does it provide an effective solution for treating unsightly white spots on teeth, but it also preserves natural tooth structure and maintains long-term oral health. With minimal discomfort during the procedure and no downtime required afterward, patients can enjoy immediate results without any inconvenience.
Furthermore, this treatment option is suitable for both children and adults with various types of dental imperfections. Whether you're dealing with fluorosis stains or post-orthodontic demineralization marks, ICON Resin Infiltration can significantly improve your smile's appearance in just one visit to your dentist.
To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures, contact Hartman Dentistry at (317) 581-0215 or visit us at 3091 East 98th Street, Suite 220, Indianapolis, IN 46280.
Remember: A beautiful smile starts with healthy-looking teeth!