While white teeth are a beauty standard, white spots aren’t quite so ideal.
White spots can be a sign of decay, but they can also develop as a result of exposure to too much fluoride, dietary habits (excess soda or sugar consumption), acid reflux, enamel defects like hypoplasia, tooth trauma, and plaque accumulation.
Having metal braces removed can also lead to white spots on your teeth.
But if your white spots are linked to tooth decay, it’s important to treat them to avoid the complications of untreated dental caries (cavities).
Icon® resin infiltration is a minimally invasive restorative treatment that stops the demineralization process and treats white spot lesions on your teeth. Dr. Hinna Chaudhry now offers this treatment here at Ardsley Dental Spa in Ardsley, New York.
Here’s what you need to know about resin infiltration.
White spots can appear as a precursor to decay. According to the American Dental Association, white spots indicate enamel demineralization has occurred and the cavity process is underway. This means that white spots can be more than just a cosmetic concern.
That’s where resin infiltration comes into the picture. Icon resin infiltration treats white lesions while stopping demineralization, which could lead to cavities. In short, this treatment enhances the look of your smile while protecting your dental health.
The Icon resin infiltration process relies on Icon-Etch, a hydrochloric acid gel, to stop the demineralization process, Icon-Dry to dry your teeth, and Icon-Infiltrant to restore lost enamel.
Icon resin infiltration treatments require only one dental visit, and there’s no drilling, injections, or incisions involved. Each treatment takes about 45-60 minutes.
During your Icon resin infiltration, Dr. Chaudhry treats white spot lesions by:
Unlike most cosmetic whitening treatments, Icon resin infiltration lasts 2-6 years and doesn’t typically require retreatment.
Icon resin infiltration treatments restore the appearance of your teeth without the invasive nature or costs associated with traditional fillings or veneers. Icon resin infiltration can also benefit pediatric patients, who aren’t yet eligible for veneers.
Notice white spots on your teeth or your child’s teeth? To learn more about Icon resin infiltration, call Dr. Chaudhry at 914-348-9815 to schedule your appointment today. You can also book your visit online.