ICON Resin Infiltrate is a dental service offered at Chestnut Dental to improve 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.
With the ICON Resin Infiltrate there is no need for removal of tooth structure (no drilling) and no anesthesia. The goal is to arrest the progression of early cavity lesions. It is a great option for teeth with small lesions that have not progressed enough to require “drilling and filling”.
In one visit the placement of the infiltrate can penetrate the teeth surfaces to preserve enamel structure and return the color of the teeth to their natural state!
ICON cannot be used once a “hole” or “cavitation” appears in the enamel from the cavity process. The goal of ICON is to catch the cavity and arrest it before it has progressed. With good dental hygiene, home care, and eliminating cavity causing foods from the diet (see our website educational video “Food for Teeth”) ICON can postpone or delay the need for fillings for many years or indefinitely.
See below for:
- Before and after pictures of a patient treated at Chestnut Dental
- A video from the ICON company showing the procedure