ICON Lesion Treatment
If you’ve noticed little white spots forming on the tooth’s external surface, Imagine that your tooth experiences an enamel defect, trauma, or infection. Consequently, it may receive a lower amount of calcium and other ions in the deeper portions of the enamel. With the minimally invasive ICON resin treatment, our Beyond Dentistry Clearwater dentists can “erase” those pesky white spots that show up on your teeth without dental drills or numbing agents. This cosmetic dentistry treatment is quick, minimally invasive, and can get your smile back to its natural brilliance again.
What is dental lesion treatment?
ICON is more than what you can feel after this treatment. Actually, ICON is an acronym for caries Infiltration CONcept. This dental lesion treatment employs micro-invasive technology to fill in demineralized enamel and prevents future deterioration in a single procedure.
When is ICON dental lesion treatment recommended?
ICON Resin Infiltration can treat white spots that have emerged after orthodontic treatment and some congenital hypocalcified enamel lesions (also referred to as “hypo spots” or enamel bruising).
Our Dental Lesion Treatment Process: What to Expect
The Beyond Dentistry team can perform ICON resin treatment in a single, short visit:
- Initial Consultation and Comprehensive Exam: Before committing to dental lesion treatment, Dr. Alqasemi or Dr. Adham will examine your teeth and decide if this treatment suits you. If not, they can recommend a different cosmetic dental treatment that suits your needs better.
- Dental Cleaning: Although not totally necessary, basic dental cleaning can tackle other stains on your teeth.
- Dental Lesion Treatment: Your dentist will begin the ICON lesion treatment by lightly removing the outer layer of enamel that is causing calcium and ion blockage. The enamel will then be replaced with a durable substance that matches the true shade of your tooth.
Have questions about ICON Dental Lesion Treatment in Clearwater, FL?
Check out these frequently asked questions regarding Icon treatment in Indian Shores, FL, Clearwater, or surrounding areas, or call us at (727) 304-3156 to speak with our team.
ICON treatment typically lasts a few years and can last even longer when practicing proper precautions (such as avoiding acidic foods and maintaining proper oral hygiene). Although ICON treatment is not permanent (and more rounds might be necessary along the road), this treatment can help individuals feel empowered and not embarrassed by stubborn white spots.
In just one visit, our specially formulated infiltrate can seep into the enamel to preserve the dental structure and return the appearance of teeth to a more natural state. Also, you can count on us not to have to use shots, numbing, or drilling. Additionally, dental lesion treatment is less invasive and more affordable than other alternative cosmetic dental treatments, like dental bonding or veneers.
Usually, untreated hypo spots look worse after teeth whitening. So, we recommend treating hypo spots treated with the ICON Resin treatment to improve the way your natural enamel looks.
To start things off, we’ll perform a complete cleaning of your teeth and gums, using special tools to remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up along the gumline. Essential aspects of your cleaning will include thorough flossing between your teeth in all those hard-to-reach places, and scraping off plaque that has accumulated along the gum line. To finish the cleaning process, we’ll polish your teeth, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to smile.
Any Necessary X-Rays
If you’re new to the office or haven’t had dental x-rays in a while, your Clearwater dentist may recommend that you take some during your preventive care appointment. Dental x-rays let us see what’s going on beneath the surface of your smile, giving us the ability to find issues that may not be visible otherwise. With x-rays, we’re able to make more accurate diagnoses and create more effective and efficient treatment plans.
Your dentist will review your x-rays and then take a thorough look at your teeth, gums, and the rest of your mouth. If we spot any issues, we’ll take the time to educate you on our findings, so you can keep your dental health on the right track. We make it our goal to keep you educated about your oral well-being, so you can make the right decisions for your smile.
Personalized Treatment Plan
Using the information we’ve gathered with your exam and x-rays, we’ll work together with you to craft a treatment plan customized for your unique oral health needs, budget, and lifestyle. If everything looks good, we’ll simply schedule your next routine cleaning and checkup.