Dental fluorosis, enamel hypomineralisation
Is Icon resin infiltration the solution?
What is Icon resin infiltration?
Icon resin infiltration is a minimally invasive treatment that can help improve the appearance and health of teeth affected by enamel hypomineralisation and dental fluorosis. The treatment involves the application of a resin material to the affected teeth, which fills in the porous areas of the enamel and gives the teeth a more uniform appearance. The result is teeth that look and feel healthier, and that are more resistant to decay.
How does Icon resin infiltration work?
The Icon resin infiltration process is straightforward and can be completed in just one visit to our clinic. The first step is to clean the affected teeth thoroughly to remove any debris or stains. We will then apply a special etching gel to the teeth, which opens up the pores in the enamel and prepares them for the resin infiltration.
Next, we apply the Icon resin material to the teeth, using a special applicator to ensure that the material is distributed evenly. The resin material is a liquid that flows into the porous areas of the enamel and then hardens, filling in the gaps and giving the teeth a smoother, more uniform appearance.
Finally, we use a special curing light to harden the resin material and complete the process. Once the resin has hardened, it is polished to give the teeth a natural-looking shine.
What are the benefits of Icon resin infiltration for enamel hypomineralisation and dental fluorosis?
Icon resin infiltration offers a range of benefits for patients with enamel hypomineralisation and dental fluorosis, including:
Improved appearance: The treatment can help to even out the colour and texture of teeth affected by enamel hypomineralisation and dental fluorosis, giving them a more uniform and attractive appearance.
Increased resistance to decay: The resin material used in Icon resin infiltration is also effective at sealing the pores in the enamel, making it more difficult for harmful bacteria to penetrate and cause decay.
Minimally invasive: Icon resin infiltration is a minimally invasive treatment that does not require any drilling or removal of healthy tooth material, making it a great option for patients who prefer a more conservative approach.
Quick and painless: The treatment can be completed in just one visit to our clinic, and is typically painless and comfortable for patients.
Long-lasting: The results of Icon resin infiltration can last for several years, making it a durable and effective treatment option.
Who is a candidate for Icon resin infiltration for enamel hypomineralisation and dental fluorosis?
Icon resin infiltration is a suitable treatment for patients with mild to moderate enamel hypomineralisation and dental fluorosis. However, if your teeth are severely affected, other treatments such as veneers or crowns may be more appropriate. During your consultation with us, we will assess your individual needs and recommend the most suitable treatment for your situation.
Is Icon resin infiltration safe?
Yes, Icon resin infiltration is a safe and effective treatment for enamel hypomineralisation and dental fluorosis. The materials used in the treatment are biocompatible and do not cause any harm to the teeth or surrounding tissues. The treatment has also been extensively tested and has a proven track record of success.