White spot lesions can be caused by a loss of mineral content in the tooth’s enamel, trauma to a developing tooth, or excess fluoride during development. The recommended treatment depends on four things: size, cause, deterioration of enamel and the quantity of spots. Previously, our options were limited in treating white spot lesions, especially in younger patients. ICON resin infiltration is minimally invasive and significantly reduces the appearance of white spots on teeth.
The procedure works without anesthesia or drilling; resin fills the demineralized area, helps prevent further demineralization and makes white spots less noticeable. Results can last years and dramatically improve aesthetics without sensitivity or tooth structure loss. This is a great option for white spot lesions that may be present after removal of braces as well.