Your teeth can develop white spots usually from the early stages of tooth decay. While rare, these spots can also appear if someone is getting too much fluoride. Braces may also leave these spots behind. At Serenity Dental Studio, we use Icon treatment to correct these imperfections and extend the life of the tooth.
What Is Icon Treatment?
Icon is drill-free and requires no sedation. This resin painlessly enters through the pores of the tooth and fills it. This helps to prevent cavity-causing acids and bacteria from penetrating deeper into the tooth. Previously, dentists needed to rely on fluoride treatments or fillings to try to counteract the demineralization that causes the discoloration.
How Does Icon Get into the Tooth?
Similar to a topical facial, your dentist will apply an etching gel to your tooth to open up the pores. Once they’re open, the resin is applied and fills the demineralized areas up to approximately the first third of dentin, the area immediately beneath the enamel. Once inside, the resin blends with the natural color of your teeth to give you a reinforced and consistently colored tooth.
How Do I Prepare for Icon?
While there’s not much prep on the patient end, it’s a good idea to schedule a cleaning. Your dentist will likely do this themselves when they decide Icon is right for you. The cleaning will remove any accumulated calculus that could interfere with the treatment. This also gives your dentist a chance to make sure there isn’t any staining that could interfere with the final result.
Icon Treatment for White Spots in Frisco, Texas!
If you notice that your smile has discoloration and white spots, Icon treatment could be the treatment for you. If you’re ready to take back your smile, call Serenity Dental Studio today to schedule your consultation!