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ICON is a minimally invasive treatment designed to improve the appearance of white and brown spots on your teeth, without any drilling or harm to the teeth. Patients often present with long-standing white spots that they’ve had since they can remember, and it’s amazing to be able to offer a non-invasive treatment to improve this should you wish
White spots can present for several reasons, and it’s important that our team at Didcot Dental Studio complete a detailed examination of your teeth and gums. We’ll not only ensure that everything is healthy, but we’ll identify the nature of the change in colour, its cause, and its severity.
White and brown spots can be a result of fluorosis, childhood trauma (such as a knock or fall) which affected the composition of enamel during its development phase, or it could be a side effect of previous orthodontic treatment with residual white demineralised enamel around the orthodontic brackets.
ICON works by taking advantage of the fact that the enamel in our teeth is porous.
We will first clean surface of your tooth in a sterile environment. Then, we'll use a special gel to get into the tooth and get to the bottom of the white spot. Finally, we'll use an ICON tooth-coloured resin to cover the white spot for a great, natural look.
The results are seen right away, and they get better over the next week as the teeth settle.
1. Consultation – This includes a detailed examination of your teeth with photographs and x-rays. Your cosmetic dentist can assess the nature of your white spots, and confirm your options and suitability for ICON treatment.
2. Hygienist & Whitening - After your initial consultation and detailed examination, we’ll usually recommend a hygienist visit and a course of professional whitening treatment as a first step. This will ensure that the teeth are completely clear of staining and debris, and also they are the shade that you will want them to be long term. Also, many white spots become brown over time, and for the ICON treatment to work we must use a combination of a hygienist visit and whitening to restore these areas to white.
3. ICON Treatment - After whitening, we can then organise your ICON treatment appointment. At this appointment, we’ll carefully isolate your teeth and gums to protect them, and we’ll use a special ICON solution designed to work it’s way through the pores in your teeth down to the level of the white spot. Once the white spot has been removed, we can then use the tooth coloured ICON resin to infiltrate into the tooth to seal it off, and finally cure this and polish it for the best natural and long term results. There is no downtime after the procedure, once it is complete you can return back to normal life and eat/ drink as you wish.