ICON is a minimally invasive treatment designed to improve the appearance of white spots on your teeth, without any drilling. Patients often present with long-standing white spots that they’ve had since they can remember, and it’s amazing to be able to offer a non-invasive treatment to improve this should you wish.
ICON Treatment – Before and After (3 month review)
White spots can present for any number of reasons, and it’s really important that our team at Leicestershire Dental Studio complete a detailed examination of your teeth and gums. We’ll not only ensure that everything is healthy, but we’ll identify the nature of the white spot, its cause, and its severity.
White spots can be a result of fluorosis, childhood trauma (such as a knock or fall) which affected the composition of enamel during its development phase, or it could be a side effect of previous orthodontic treatment with residual white demineralised enamel around the orthodontic brackets.
ICON works by utilising the porous nature of the enamel in your tooth.
We’ll firstly clean the surface of your tooth in a sterile environment, then use a special gel to infiltrate the tooth and get right down to the bottom of the white spot, and then finally use the ICON tooth-coloured resin to infiltrate into the tooth to mask the white spot for a fantastic natural result.
The results are instant, and improve as the teeth settle over the next week.
Other treatments designed to change the colour of teeth can also help mask white spots, and these include cosmetic composite bonding and ceramic veneers.
It’s important to understand that these treatments are available and we’ll also talk through these in detail at your consultation appointment in case they are suitable for you.
In some uncommon cases, where the white spot is particularly deep or challenging, ICON treatment alone may not be enough to fully resolve the white spot, and these alternative options can then be considered.
The ICON treatment at Leicestershire Dental Studio is completely safe and thoroughly effective. As the treatment itself is totally non-invasive and involves no drilling, there is very little risk or side effects associated with ICON.
Once the treatment is complete, you simply have to continue with excellent oral hygiene, regular dental examinations and hygiene appointments to maintain your healthy, beautiful, whites-spot free smile!