ICON – Resin Infiltration

JVR Dental uses ICON resin infiltration to treat enamel defects such as white spot lesions (WSLs) and enamel hypo calcification (hypo spots), which can appear on the surface of the teeth during or after braces. 

WSLs are typically the result of poor oral hygiene, where an accumulation of plaque or acids from mouth bacteria dissolves the calcium and weakens the enamel. Hypo spots often occur when primary teeth have been infected or traumatized. 

Low viscosity resin infiltration is a minimally invasive procedure that helps minimize and fade the appearance of these WSLs and hypo spots. Treatment is fast and pain-free, and you’ll see significant cosmetic improvements in your white spots in under an hour!

What are the benefits of resin infiltration?

Although resin infiltration is a less invasive and less expensive option than fillings or veers, it still gives great cosmetic results. What’s more, it’s administered in just one visit – without any drilling or anesthesia required! 

The entire process takes just 45 minutes to 1 hour from start to finish, and there is no wait time required. The outcome of this inexpensive, non-invasive procedure is a beautiful, natural-looking smile free of white spots and blemishes!

How long does it last?

Similar to teeth whitening, patients generally have to maintain their results by undergoing treatment periodically. While some patients won’t require another treatment for 5+ years, most patients generally should maintain treatment every 2 years for optimum results.

How is resin infiltration applied?

To prepare for treatment, we begin by cleaning the surface of the lesions with pumice. Next, we etch the surfaces for 2 -3 minutes, removing the remineralized layer that’s causing the calcium deficiency in your teeth. 

Our Langley Dentists then rinse and thoroughly dry the surface, apply the resin infiltration, and let it soak for 3 minutes. Once the 3 minutes are up, we remove any excess material and use a curing light to harden the material. 

Next, we repeat the process, applying the resin for 1 minute, removing any excess, and curing it with the light. Finally, we polish the surface and the process is complete!