White Spot Treatment
Riverbend Family Dentistry offers non-invasive white spot removal using a new resin treatment called ICON™. Unlike traditional white spot treatment, ICON treatment does not require removal of enamel or altering the tooth structure (no drilling!). The white spots are removed while maintaining the enamel and integrity of the tooth structure.
ICON™ improves the appearance of white spots (decalcifications) or white/yellow/brown developmental spots on tooth surfaces. Decalcifications are “pre-cavities” and if left untreated can progress into dental cavities that would then require traditional restorative treatment. In just one visit the placement of ICON can penetrate the teeth surfaces to preserve enamel structure and return the color of the teeth to their natural state.
What Should I Expect At My Visit?
ICON™ white spot treatment is non-invasive and does not require any anesthetic. The procedure can be completed in one visit.
At this visit, the dentist will dry the tooth with a few applications of an alcohol. Once completely dry, a low viscosity resin will be placed and allowed to soak into the porous affected area. This resin will be reapplied a few times until we are happy with the depth of infiltration and the resin will be light cured. The tooth will be polished and that’s it. Simple and usually under 10 minutes of total treatment time.
What Should I Expect After My Visit?
The beauty of non-invasive white spot treatment is that you can return to normal activity and oral care immediately after your visit.
Check Out Our Work!
To view a before and after, simply hover the cursor over the middle icon; slide to the right to view the before photo and slide to the left to view the patient’s results.
White Spot Treatment Case
This patient was unhappy with white spots on her front teeth after orthodontics. Using a new non-invasive resin treatment called ICON™, we were able to remove the white spots while maintaining the enamel and integrity of the tooth structure.