ICON – Resin Infiltration

JVR Dental uses ICON resin infiltration to treat enamel defects such as white spot lesions (WSLs) and enamel hypocalcification (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 accumulation of plaque or acids from mouth bacteria dissolve the calcium and weaken 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 of your white spots in under an hour!

What are the benefits?

Although resin infiltration is less invasive and less expensive option than fillings or veers, it still gives great a cosmetic result. What’s more, it’s administered in just one visit – without any drilling or anaesthesia 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 there are some patients who haven’t required another treatment for 5+ years, most generally maintain every 8 – 10 weeks for optimum results.

How is it applied?

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

We 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!