Icon - Resin Infiltrations

A bright, healthy smile is something we all desire, but sometimes dental imperfections, such as white spot lesions or early-stage cavities, can detract from our confidence. Fortunately, dental technology continues to evolve. And one remarkable advancement is Icon resin infiltration.  

At Bright Smiles 4 Kids of Bala, we perform Icon resin infiltration to address two common issues: white spot lesions and incipient (early-stage) cavities. White spot lesions are areas of demineralization on the enamel surface, often caused by acidic plaque accumulation. Incipient cavities, on the other hand, are tiny, shallow lesions that have not yet reached the stage of cavity formation. Icon treatment uses a special resin material to fill and stabilize these weakened areas, restoring the enamel's natural strength and aesthetics.

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How Does Icon Resin Infiltration Work?

Before beginning the Icon resin infiltration procedure, our dentist, Dr. Jyoti, will clean the tooth thoroughly to remove any debris or plaque. Cleaning the tooth ensures the resin can effectively bond to the enamel surface. The next step is etching, where a gentle etching material is applied to the tooth's surface. This etching process creates micro-pores or openings in the enamel, allowing the Icon resin to penetrate deeply into the demineralized areas.

After etching, the Icon resin is applied to the tooth. The Icon resin is a low-viscosity material that can spread into the microscopic gaps and pores in the enamel. It is specially formulated to blend seamlessly with the natural tooth color, ensuring a cosmetically pleasing result. The Icon resin seeps into the demineralized areas of the enamel, effectively filling the microscopic gaps and pores. As it infiltrates the tooth structure, it bonds to the enamel, restoring its integrity and strength.

Once the Icon resin has been applied, a special curing light initiates the polymerization process. This curing light activates the resin, causing it to harden and bond firmly to the tooth's surface. After the resin has fully cured and bonded to the enamel, the dentist may perform a final polishing to ensure a smooth and natural-looking finish. The polished resin blends seamlessly with the surrounding enamel, making the treated area virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the tooth.

The Benefits of Icon Resin Infiltration

Enhancing Aesthetics

White spot lesions can be unsightly and affect the overall appearance of your smile. Icon resin infiltration effectively addresses these lesions, blending the affected areas with the surrounding enamel and restoring a natural, seamless look to your teeth.

Preventing Cavities' Progression

By sealing the demineralized areas, Icon resin infiltration halts the progression of early-stage cavities. This prevents further decay and potential complications, preserving the tooth's structural integrity.

Icon resin infiltration represents a remarkable breakthrough in dental care, offering a minimally invasive and conservative approach to addressing early-stage cavities and white spot lesions. Visit Bright Smiles 4 Kids of Bala at 141 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, or call (610) 664-7244 to determine if Icon treatment is suitable for you and experience the wonders of this cutting-edge dental solution firsthand.


Contact Us

141 Montgomery Ave,
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Email: smelman@dmdental.net

Phone: (610) 664-7244

Working Hours

MON9:00 am - 5:00 pm

TUE9:00 am - 6:00 pm

WED9:00 am - 5:00 pm

THU8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRI8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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