White spots can actually detract from the aesthetic appearance of your teeth.
White spots can be caused by:
- a very high fluoride intake when adult teeth are forming
- trauma as a baby
- loss of minerals in the enamel during fixed braces treatment
- molar Hypoplasia.
Traditionally, white spots are treated with veneers or composite bonding. However, these spots can actually be removed with no drilling at all. At Identity Smile, our Icon dental treatment restores teeth using a resin material called ICON.
Icon white spot treatment is a minimally invasive technique that blends the white spots with the rest of the tooth, improving the appearance of your teeth in no time at all.
What are the advantages of using Icon to remove white spots on teeth?:
- Enables immediate treatment of white spot lesions too advanced for fluoride therapy and not yet advanced enough for restoration (filling, etc).
- No unnecessary loss of healthy tooth structure
- Cosmetic treatment of white spots in one visit. No drilling or anesthesia required
- Prolonged life expectancy of tooth
If you’re looking to remove the white spots on your teeth in a minimally invasive manner, Icon dental treatment is the ideal solution to suit your needs. Click on the link below to book a consultation with us today!
30 minutes to 1 hour
removal of white spots
Dr Germain is an excellent dentist and a lovely, warm and caring person. She is highly knowledgeable and skilled and takes the time to fully explain everything she does so that you feel comfortable and informed as the patient. As a Canadian, I previously had avoided dentists in the UK, preferring to wait until I returned to Canada several times a year to go to a dentist I trusted. I searched long and hard for a dentist I felt confident in in London, and I am so happy to have found an excellent dentist in Dr Germain. I would highly recommend her!
- What causes white spots on teeth?
White spots can be caused by a range of factors: Fluorosis (due to a previous high Fluoride intake), Enamel damage caused by loss of minerals. This could be the result of several things, including hypoplasia (development defect) or poor diet.
- How Long Does Icon Dental Treatment Last?
Icon teeth treatment is not permanent. Most patients will need to consider scheduling future appointments. Icon treatment is estimated to last approximately two years, however the amount of time that Icon white spot treatment will last will depend on a number of factors, including your standard of oral hygiene and whether your diet contains a high amount of acidic foods. Therefore, avoiding fruit juices and acidic foods can help to prevent the white spot lesions from returning.
- What Happens at the Icon White Spot Treatment Appointment?
At your Icon dental treatment appointment, the tooth to be treated will be isolated and dried. It will then be washed several times with a gel which prepares the tooth to receive the Icon infiltrant. This Icon infiltrant is a highly fluid acrylic that gets absorbed by the white spot area. Finally, a blue light will be applied over the teeth, and the session will be complete.
She was also available to deal with my queries even out of office hours.
I highly recommend dr German for anyone looking for a truly caring and qualified dentist.
I’m over the moon with my new smile!