Everyone wants a perfect white smile. However, white spots on your teeth are a different story. You may have these little imperfections because of problems like fluorosis, demineralization, trauma, poor oral hygiene, or mere discoloration from orthodontic treatment. Long ago, the only way to address these lesions involved shots, drilling, and resin or porcelain restorations. Fortunately, there is a far better alternative available today: Icon treatment! If you’d like to learn more about this service, simply keep reading or schedule a consultation with Dr. Curcio today.
White spot lesions (WSLs) happen because of an imbalance of remineralization and demineralization. Usually, this means that some portions of the enamel have more minerals than others, leading to uneven coloration. The white spots on the teeth indicate that minerals are unable to reach deeper parts of the enamel. Their white color comes from the way light scatters off of them.
Dr. Curcio offers Icon treatment to correct this type of discoloration. It infiltrates the enamel and fills in lesions with tooth-colored resin. Here’s a general idea of what the process looks like:
Overall, the entire Icon treatment will take about an hour to complete. You can expect to resume your usual routine immediately after your appointment!
Are you considering Icon treatment? You can look forward to several incredible benefits, such as: