Icon Resin Infiltration: A New Way to Treat Cavities
Resin Infiltration is an innovative way to treat small cavities without drilling the tooth and usually does not require any anesthesia. Icon is a pain-free and straightforward technique to treat early lesions caused by cavities and has been recognized by the American Dental Association’s new Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for Non Restorative Treatments for Carious Lesions.
What are its benefits?
- Aesthetic results on smooth surfaces
- Stop incipient (small) cavities upon discovery
- Preserve healthy tooth structure
- Micro-invasive technology, without anesthesia or drilling
When is Icon used?
Icon is used for the micro-invasive treatment of smooth surface and proximal cavity injuries. The dentist can use it to treat cavities in the enamel of the tooth and extending into the first third of dentin (D-1).
How long is this procedure and what does it do?
In just a single visit, and with no drilling, Icon can stop the progression of early enamel lesions (cavities). It’s a fast and simple treatment that takes about 15 minutes per tooth surface to be treated!
How is Icon Resin Infiltration different?
Until now, dentists have had limited choices for the treatment of cavities. Either using fluoride and other treatments that remineralize enamel on early decay stages or, in more severe cases, drilling and filling.
Icon represents a completely innovative and thorough approach towards the treatment of incipient cavities. This breakthrough micro-invasive technology fills and reinforces demineralized enamel without the need for drilling or anesthesia.
If you are interested in stopping cavity progress without unnecessary loss of healthy tooth structure, with no drilling or anesthesia required, schedule your appointment at Prestige Dental Pasadena. Our dentists will be more than happy to evaluate your teeth for this simple and fast procedure!
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