Icon treatment can restore the natural colour of your teeth by removing white spots, enamel defects and fluorosis (white or brown speckling of the enamel).
It can achieve exceptional results in one appointment without the need for any drilling or anaesthetic. With proper care, your results can last for up to 5 years.
White spots and discolouration are common, and there are many different causes. Fluorosis is a cosmetic condition that occurs when developing teeth are exposed to too much fluoride, resulting in white or brown speckling on the teeth.
Decalcification happens when minerals are lost from the tooth’s surface. This is often the result of poor oral hygiene or a diet that’s high in sugar. Other causes of white spots include trauma, illness and a developmental condition called Molar Incisal Hypoplasia.
Icon treatment is usually carried out in one appointment. We’ll start by cleaning your teeth and protecting the surrounding gums and soft tissues. We then apply a special solution to the white spots, which will open the pores and allow a tooth-coloured resin to penetrate your teeth to restore the colour of your smile. The resin is hardened using a light before we give your teeth a final polish for a flawless result.
Icon treatment is pain-free, and you won’t need any anaesthetic or downtime.
The results of Icon treatment can vary between patients. Occasionally, you might need additional sessions if we’re treating multiple teeth or your teeth are resistant to the treatment.
You can expect your results to last for between 2 and 5 years. It’s essential to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Brush for two minutes twice a day and floss daily.
Maintain a diet low in sugar and visit your dentist every six months (or as advised) for dental check-ups and hygiene sessions.
Usually, white spots don’t affect the health of your teeth, so treatment is only necessary if you’re unhappy with their appearance.
If your white spots are set deep in the enamel or don’t respond to Icon treatment, we can look at covering the discolouration with cosmetic bonding or veneers. These treatments also allow us to improve the size and shape of your teeth.
Unfortunately, white spots don’t usually respond well to teeth whitening. The white spots remain whiter, and in some cases, they become more noticeable.
“ The staff have been amazing throughout the process. All of them are very lovely people, they explain every process to you and make you feel at ease as soon as you enter the door.