Icon - Resin Infiltration Treatment
Dr. Michael Klausner
Many of our patients suffer from unsightly white spots on their teeth. These little imperfections can occur for numerous reasons such as demineralization, trauma, fluorosis, poor oral hygiene, or discoloration that occurs after orthodontic treatment. In the past patients with these white spot lesions (WSLs) had two primary options, leaving them the way that they are, or more invasive procedures that involved shots, drilling, and porcelain or composite restoration. At Valley Arts Dental in West Orange, we aim to provide minimally invasive dentistry while exceeding our patients cosmetic desires, which is why Dr. Klausner is proud to now offer Icon as an innovative and painless way to erase these lesions.
(Real Patient at Valley Arts Dental - Note the white spot lesions related to oral hygiene issues associated with orthodontic treatment)
How does Icon work?
White spot lesions occur due to an imbalance of mineralization and remineralization in teeth. In basic terms, some areas of the outer enamel contain higher concentration of minerals than others, leading uneven coloration. Dr. Klausner will abrade the area to expose tubules of the tooth, then treat the tooth with an etching primer material multiple time. These steps will ensure that special resin which is applied next will properly infiltrate the tooth. The special resin is then applied and forms a bond with the tooth structure leaving a uniform tooth structure which just has to be briefly polished moments later.
(Note the before & after appearance of the white spot lesions after ICON treatment)
What are the advantages of Icon?
-It is painless & does not involve needles
-It is minimally invasive and saves tooth structure
-It is more cost effective than most other alternatives
-It can prevent White spot lesions from worsening and developing into cavitated lesions
How long does this last?
ICON resin infiltration is considered to be a long-term treatment. It does not typically require frequent re-treatment like many teeth whitening product
Are there any negatives?
-There is no guarantee a white spot will disappear completely (in most cases it provides a significant cosmetic improvement in one simple, painless visit)
If you have any questions about Icon treatment or are wondering whether you might be a candidate for Icon treatment, call our West Orange anytime to discuss 973-731-8313 or just send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.