Revamp your smile confidently with ICON resin infiltration, the latest addition to our suite of cosmetic dentistry offerings. ICON resin provides a revolutionary approach to treat post-orthodontic white-spot lesions and certain enamel defects, fundamentally altering your smile for the better, all in a minimally invasive manner.
What is ICON Resin Infiltration?
Originally conceived four decades ago, ICON resin infiltration is scientifically designed to magnify and mirror the natural appeal of tooth enamel. Our dentists and team employ this innovative technology to address aesthetic dental concerns that stem from enamel-based abnormalities. Unlike conventional treatments, ICON resin perfectly enriches the natural shade of your tooth, making it an excellent substitute for composite veneer restorations.
What Does It Do?
White-spot lesions, commonly detected after orthodontic treatments, and “hypo” spots, specific hypocalcified enamel lesions, often pose challenges to our dental health and beauty. These spots arise because of imbalances in the demineralization and remineralization process of the enamel, often resulting from inadequate oral hygiene. ICON resin infiltration offers an effective restorative solution to these distresses, thereby amplifying the natural brilliance of your smile.
How It Works
Our ICON resin infiltration procedure is painless, minimalistic and can be accomplished in one brief visit. Initially, clean the concerned teeth by etching the lesions, unblocking calcium and other ions, thereby enabling their penetration into the tooth. Post this, Dr. Sarah Waters and Dr. Cameron Waters fine-tunes the areas that do not depict noticeable enhancement. Following this, a drying agent is applied to the tooth to prepare it for the central step—the application of the resin infiltrating agent.
Once the tooth is thoroughly dry, we apply the resin infiltrant, permitting a capillary action for three minutes. The extra material is then eliminated, a process followed by light curing and additional material application for a minute. The final step involves curing and polishing the tooth to perfection. This comprehensive procedure typically spans just 45 minutes to an hour, resulting in a smile transformation you would be proud to flaunt.
Benefits of ICON Resin Infiltration
Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the distinct advantage of ICON resin infiltration lies in its noninvasiveness and cost-effectiveness. Unlike traditional veneers and fillings, ICON resin infiltration can be done pre-growth completion, making it an accessible solution for a wider patient base. Furthermore, hypo spots complication post teeth bleaching can be exceptionally managed using ICON resin treatment, allowing them to whiten similarly to the natural tooth enamel.
While an absolute disappearance of lesions cannot be guaranteed in every case, ICON resin infiltration undoubtedly provides a significant cosmetic advancement to your dental aesthetics. In the rare situation of no change in appearance, one can take solace in the knowledge that the procedure is painless, swift, and beneficial in getting you one step closer to your dream smile.
Achieve the smile you have always envisioned, in a simple, comfortable visit to Waters Dentistry. We are eager to assist you in accomplishing your desired smile transformation with ICON resin infiltration in Lakewood, Colorado. Reach out to us today at 303-237-3640 to learn more about this trailblazing treatment.