Icon Treatment – Frisco, TX
Icon Gets Rid of Unsightly White Spots
Everyone would like to have white teeth. White spots on the teeth, however, are a different story. If your teeth suffer from uneven coloration, it may be due to demineralization, trauma, missteps in oral hygiene, or dental fluorosis. In the past, fixing white spots was accomplished primarily via a complex process that involved shots, drilling, and restorations to cover the unattractive teeth. Today, however, a more elegant solution is available. We are proud to offer the innovative Icon treatment. It provides a painless and minimally invasive way to vanquish white spots.
Why Choose Plush Dentistry for Icon Treatment?
- Conservative Procedure with Long-Lasting Results
- Painless, Effective Treatment
- Comfortable and Relaxing Dental Office Atmosphere
How Icon Works
White spots on the teeth, which are otherwise known as white spot lesions or WSLs, occur due to an imbalance of remineralization and demineralization. This imbalance means that some portions of the enamel have more minerals than others, leading to uneven coloration. WSLs are places where the minerals are unable to reach deeper parts of the enamel. Their white color comes from the way light scatters off of them.
Here is a basic overview of how Icon works to correct WSLs:
- Your dentist uses micro-abrasion to expose the tubules inside a tooth. Then, they apply an etching material. These steps prepare the tooth to bond with the resin that will correct its color.
- Being careful to keep the tooth dry, your dentist applies the resin. It penetrates the lesion and soaks into the tooth, thereby forming a bond with your dentition.
- Any excess resin is removed, and a special light hardens the resin that is still inside the tooth.
- Your dentist polishes the tooth to complete its new look.
- The total treatment time with Icon is usually around one hour. You can expect to be able to resume your normal routine immediately after your appointment.
Advantages of Icon
Some of Icon’s most noteworthy advantages include:
- The procedure is painless and doesn’t require the use of needles.
- Icon preserves as much healthy tooth structure as possible.
- Unlike other treatments for white spots, Icon is a viable option for children. In fact, it is an appropriate treatment for almost anyone who has white spots on their teeth due to past orthodontic treatment, fluorosis, or other factors.
- Icon costs less than other treatments, including porcelain veneers.
- The results of the treatment have the potential to last for years.
- Untreated white spots usually look worse after traditional tooth whitening treatments. Conversely, Icon-treated WSLs let you take full advantage of professional whitening services.
Are you ready to learn if Icon is right for you? Contact the Plush Dentistry team today to schedule your cosmetic consultation.