ICON Resin Infiltration: Resin infiltration is a minimally invasive procedure conducted to reduce the appearance of white spots through the use of composite material.
This works by creating porosities in the enamel with a conditioner that allows a flowable resin composite material to penetrate the white spot and “fill in” the areas weakened by mineral loss.
This procedure is less invasive than the alternative filling or veneer. The infiltration of the composite helps to blend the appearance of the white spot so that it reflects light similarly to the neighboring teeth.
The procedure does not require any “drilling” on the teeth being treated, local anesthetic will be used to create a comfortable atmosphere for your child.
Results are immediate and will only improve with time as teeth regain their moisture after the procedure. Unlike the alternative filling or veneer options where treatment must be postponed until growth is complete; this is the best option for teenagers concerned with their white spots and desiring immediate results.
The color stability of ICON can last up to 3 years, but similar to bleaching may require maintenance over time.