ICON Resin Infiltration
If your child has white spots on their teeth, ICON resin infiltration could be the solution. The white spots that appear on the teeth are called white-spot lesions and can be caused by a few different things. When white-spot lesions appear because of the demineralization of the dental enamel, which can occur because of poor oral hygiene or because of wear on the teeth, ICON resin infiltration can restore the appearance of the teeth and eliminate white spots without relying on invasive methods like anesthesia or drilling.
Sometimes, white spots on the teeth can occur for hereditary reasons. Other times, white spots on the surfaces of the teeth occur as a result of poor oral hygiene or poor diet. When white spots appear on the teeth because the enamel has eroded or developed improperly, ICON resin infiltration could be an effective solution to erase these spots and improve the appearance of your child’s smile. Because it is a minimally invasive procedure, ICON resin infiltration is a practical approach to repairing the appearance of the primary teeth; when these primary teeth fall out, if the permanent teeth are also spotted, ICON resin infiltration could solve this issue as well.
The ICON resin infiltration procedure rarely takes more than an hour and can be done in a single office visit. Your child’s dentist can determine whether ICON resin infiltration might be a good treatment option for white spots that appear on their primary teeth or their secondary teeth, helping improve their smile and their self-confidence while also protecting the dental tissue from deeper or more extensive damage.
Pediatric dentists are especially well equipped to perform ICON resin infiltration treatments, as they offer comfortable and accessible office settings and provide treatment that considers children’s attention spans and preferences. Once the patient is comfortable in the dental clinic, the dentist will clean the surface of the tooth or teeth that will be treated. After the dentition is adequately cleaned, the dentist will treat the teeth with a drying agent that further prepares the surface to absorb and accommodate the resin filling, and then, the resin is applied. Once it has set on the teeth, it is cured with an ultraviolet light that hardens its surface, and then, another resin layer is applied. This layer is then cured and another additional layer of resin may be applied and cured. This treatment can be completed in a single dental visit and can help your child’s teeth appear whiter, more evenly toned, and healthier, all in an hour or less.
The ICON resin infiltration treatment can help children and teenagers with white spots on their teeth, no matter their age. While it was initially designed as a treatment for tooth decay on the surfaces of the teeth, resin infiltration has proven to be an effective treatment for white spots on the teeth of children and adults, and your child’s dentist can help you determine if the ICON resin infiltration treatment is a good method to improve your child’s smile and continuously protect the integrity of their teeth.