Icon® Resin Infiltration
A minimally invasive restorative treatment to treat white-spot lesions on your teeth.
Less invasive and less expensive than veneers
Are you bothered by the appearance of white spots on your teeth? These spots, also known as hypo spots or enamel bruising, are usually caused by enamel defects, trauma, or infection of the primary teeth.
They result from decreased access of calcium and other ions to the deeper portions of the enamel on the tooth, eventually resulting in white spots on the external surface of the tooth.
Fortunately, you don’t have to live with these unsightly spots. The solution is ICON resin infiltration, a minimally invasive restorative treatment that can restore the natural color of your teeth.
During the treatment, Dr. Horn will remove the outer layer of enamel that is blocking the calcium and other ions from penetrating the tooth, and restore the natural color of your teeth. The procedure is quick, painless, and does not require any drilling or shots.
With Icon Microinvasive Caries Infiltration, you can effectively treat not only cariogenic white spots on smooth surfaces but also mild to moderate fluorosis. This gentle and aesthetic treatment can be completed in just one sitting. Don’t let white spots or fluorosis affect the appearance of your teeth any longer. Contact us today to learn more about our Icon Infiltration treatment options. Our expert Minneapolis dental team is ready to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
My daughter has been made fun of because of discoloration in her teeth and Dr. Horn was able to make them look beautiful with the Icon procedure. I am so grateful for the confidence this will give my daughter to smile again. When we left she said, 'Mom can we come here every time?'
Actual Icon Patient
How is Icon® resin infiltration performed?
Icon® Resin Infiltration treatments are designed to be completed in a single dental visit and do not require any shots, numbing, or drilling. Typically, the entire procedure takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour to complete.
The treatment process usually involves the following steps:
- A thorough dental cleaning to remove any debris or plaque from the teeth.
- Removal of the outer layer of enamel that is blocking calcium and other ions from entering the tooth.
- Applying a finishing substance to any areas that do not require improvement in appearance.
- Application of a drying agent to the affected areas of the tooth.
- Removal of any excess material.
- Re-application of the material for curing and then removing any excess material.
Icon® resin infiltration is a minimally invasive procedure that can provide excellent results in just one visit, without causing any discomfort or requiring any downtime. Contact us today to learn more about our resin infiltration treatment and how it can help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.
How long do Icon® resin infiltration treatments last?
Resin infiltration by Icon® is recognized as a reliable and long-lasting treatment that can provide results lasting for two to six years or even longer. Unlike many teeth whitening products, resin infiltration does not usually require any additional treatment or re-treatment to maintain the results.
What are the benefits of getting an Icon® resin infiltration treatment?
Resin infiltration treatments by Icon® are typically less invasive and less expensive compared to dental veneers or tooth fillings. They can also be performed at an earlier stage of tooth development, while dental veneers require complete tooth growth before placement.
Moreover, untreated white spot lesions (hypo spots) can appear even more noticeable after teeth whitening or bleaching treatments. In contrast, hypo spots that have undergone resin infiltration treatment with Icon® will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth after teeth whitening procedures.
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes! Our office is conveniently located in North Oaks, MN, and happily welcomes patients from the neighboring communities in the Minneapolis area, including White Bear Lake, St. Paul, Twin Cities, Shoreview, and Arden Hills.