How ICON White Spot Treatment Can Restore Your Smile

How ICON White Spot Treatment Can Restore Your Smile

by Dr. Inna Chern | February 10th, 2023

If you’re bothered by the appearance of white spots in your smile, then it’s important to know that you have treatment options. ICON white spot treatment is an exciting new way to reduce the appearance of white spots and ensure you feel confident in your smile. At New York General Dentistry, Dr. Inna Chern can perform white spot removal during a quick and pain-free session. Here’s what to know about ICON white spot removal and how it can restore your smile.

What is ICON Treatment?

White spots are the result of thin enamel, allowing the structure of the tooth to become visible beneath. There are a variety of causes of white spots, but it is important to understand that they’re not treatable by simply bleaching the tooth. ICON is an advanced treatment that uses a resin infiltration technique to penetrate the enamel and directly fade and fill in white spots. This affects the enamel from the inside, restoring its structure and treating white spots at their root cause rather than affecting only the surface of the tooth.

Who’s a Good Candidate for ICON Treatment?

The cause of white spots on the teeth are often triggered by (among many other things):

  • Having braces removed
  • Tooth enamel that has demineralized
  • Enamel hypoplasia or fluorosis
  • A low-calcium diet

White spots are not necessarily dangerous to the health of your teeth – more often, they are a cosmetic problem. If you’re bothered by the appearance of white spots or have tried other methods to eliminate them without results, ICON is a great option for you. Traditionally, the methods for removing white spots have been either bleaching the teeth (which is not actually effective on white spots) or removing and filling white spots with tooth-colored resin material, similar to a dental filling. If you’re looking for a way to remove white spots without drilling or anesthetic, then ICON can help.

How Does ICON Work?

ICON uses a special “flowable” transparent material. Using a process called resin infiltration, this material passes through the enamel and saturates the white spot to “fill in the spaces” responsible for causing white spots. This treats the underlying cause of white spots and adjusts the spot’s natural color to match the rest of the teeth. This process takes less than 30 minutes and can last for many years, making it a long-term investment in your smile.

What Are the Benefits of ICON Treatment?

ICON is very fast and effective versus other treatment methods. It’s non-invasive and does not alter the tooth’s integrity, meaning you can keep the natural structure of your teeth. Because of its resin infiltration process, the results will match your natural tooth, which no noticeable discrepancies between tooth color and restorations. Lastly, after an ICON treatment, you can easily whiten your smile without having to worry about white spots becoming more visible. 

Schedule a Consultation

ICON is the single best way to get rid of white spots. During an appointment, Dr. Inna Chern can help you explore your options for brightening your smile using the latest technologies and comfortable techniques. If you’re interested in learning more about how to transform your smile, contact our New York City office by calling or scheduling online.

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