Icon Smooth Surface - Caries Infiltrant
Icon smooth surface is an innovative product for the micro-invasive treatment of lesions. It was especially developed for smooth surface infiltration and is particularly suitable for the treatment and masking of white spots.
Cariogenic acids attack the enamel and draw out minerals. The tooth becomes porous so lower refractive index than healthy tissue, so looks like white spots.
By sealing the pore system by infiltrant,a highly fluid resin,cariogenic acids can no longer penetrate into the lesion, thus stopping the progression of the caries at an early stage and make refractive index similar to healthy enamel.
Initial caries causes discoloration on smooth surfaces
Until now, there was no truly effective treatment option available for these cariogenic white spots, which are often visible after bracket removal.
Not every spot is a cariogenic white spot
Fluorosis or enamel developmental defects be treated in a way that is permanently effective, efficient and comfortable for the patient. Bleaching alone will not achieve a consistently effective result in most cases of tooth discoloration, and invasive treatment methods like veneer restorations are time-consuming and costly. Plus, they always involve sacrificing healthy tooth substance.
Caries infiltration treatment with Icon
Caries infiltration with Icon fills the gap between prophylaxis and filling. It also optically blends in the lesion with the healthy enamel, allowing the innovative method to be used for esthetic treatments of front teeth, where appearance plays an important role.
An ingeniously simple Principle
The infiltration method is simple. After pretreatment with Icon Etch, a highly fluid resin (Icon Infiltrant) is applied to the affected area. Capillary action draws the infiltrant deep into the porous enamel, and it is then light-cured.
The infiltrated area visually takes on the appearance of the surrounding healthy enamel.
• Esthetic results on smooth surfaces
• Caries are arrested at an early stage
• Healthy tooth structure is preserved
• No anesthesia or drilling required
• Teeth are restored back to their natural shade
• One quick and easy patient visit