Early Cavity Repair

Walnut Creek, CA

Icon Resin Infiltration - White Spot and Early Cavity Repair

At Creekside Kids Dentistry, we are always in search of innovative treatments to enhance the smiles of our young patients. One such breakthrough is Icon Resin Infiltration, a minimally invasive restorative treatment designed to address white spots and early decay without the need for the needle or the drill. Our compassionate team is committed to providing the best possible dental experience! 

Understanding White Spots and Early Cavities

White spot lesions are usually early signs of decay, appearing as chalky areas on the tooth surfaces. They occur due to the demineralization of the tooth enamel, often due to poor oral hygiene or after orthodontic treatment. If not treated, these white spots can develop into cavities, requiring traditional fillings to restore the tooth structure.

White spots can also occur due to fluorosis, a condition resulting from excessive fluoride exposure in early childhood. They can also develop due to tooth enamel defects or uneven mineralization, meaning parts of the tooth enamel have more minerals than others.

What Is Icon Resin Infiltration?

Traditional methods for treating early decay involved the use of fluoride to remineralize tooth enamel or a "wait and see" approach until traditional fillings were necessary. Icon offers a breakthrough solution to reverse early decay by reinforcing demineralized enamel, all without drilling, anesthesia, or discomfort.

In addition to repairing early decay, Icon offers an excellent solution for treating tooth enamel defects and teeth with dental fluorosis. It balances out discoloration by helping the white spots blend in with the natural tooth structure.

What Happens During Treatment?

During treatment, we gently etch the tooth surfaces to expose the porous layer beneath. Next, we apply a highly fluid resin, which enters or infiltrates the affected tooth's pore system, filling it. That helps keep cavity-causing acids from entering the tooth, preventing cavities from forming and preserving the tooth's structure. The last steps are using a light cure to harden the resin and then polishing the teeth, delivering a healthy, more even-colored smile.

What Are the Benefits of Icon Resin Infiltration?

Icon offers numerous benefits, including the following:

  • Typically requires one office visit to complete
  • Minimally invasive treatment with no drilling, anesthesia, or pain
  • Removes white spots, improving the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Prevents early decay from progressing, contributing to better oral health
  • Preserves more healthy tooth structure, improving the longevity of a tooth
  • Treatment results can last for several years

Who Is a Candidate for Icon Resin Infiltration?

Icon Resin Infiltration is ideal for young patients with early stages of cavities (incipient caries) or white spot lesions, including those who have just had their braces removed. It is an excellent option for young patients seeking a conservative, aesthetic solution to remove white spots or treat early decay.

How We Help Our Patients Feel Right at Home

At Creekside Kids Dentistry, we strive to ensure every visit to our office is a happy, stress-free experience. Here are some ways we help our young patients feel right at home:

  • Our friendly team spares no effort to create a warm, happy atmosphere where even the most anxious patients feel safe, comfortable, and at ease.
  • We use cutting-edge technology to provide our young patients with the best possible dental experience.
  • We use visual aids and explain procedures in age-appropriate terms to help our young patients know what to expect.
  • We always take the time to answer every question and address every concern.
  • We use a variety of tools and techniques, including nitrous oxide sedation, to help our young patients relax in the dentist's chair.

Icon Resin Infiltration Near Me in Walnut Creek, CA

At Creekside Kids Dentistry, we are committed to providing the most conservative treatment options possible to restore healthy, beautiful smiles. We are excited to offer Icon, the state-of-the-art white spot and early cavity solution, ensuring our young patients enjoy gentle, minimally invasive care. We invite you to visit our Walnut Creek practice to experience the difference!

Call 925-465-1200 to schedule an appointment or book one online today!


Schedule Your Child's Appointment Today!

At Creekside Kid's Dentistry, we make it easy for you to schedule your child's appointment using our online scheduling system. We can't wait to see you!