Icon White Spot Treatment
at Thorpe Bay Dental
Icon is a revolutionary treatment that can improve the appearance of white spots or a mottled appearance of teeth with no drilling.
What causes white spots?
White spots are very common and can be caused by a range of factors including:
Fluorosis – this occurs when there is a very high fluoride intake when the adult teeth are developing
Decalcification – this is the loss of minerals from the enamel and can occur during fixed brace treatment if there has been a lapse in excellent oral hygiene around the brackets as it is difficult to brush your teeth
“Molar Incisal Hypoplasia”
White spots on adult teeth due to trauma as a baby
How can they be treated?
Many people mistake the white spots or mottled appearance of their teeth for staining and think that the overall colour of the tooth can be improved by teeth whitening, however this would have little effect as the white spots will still remain a lighter colour than the rest of the tooth.
In the past, the only way to treat teeth with white lesions was to cover these up with composite bonding or veneers. These types of treatments require the removal or destruction of healthy tooth material and are not favoured by modern dentists.
At Thorpe Bay Dental we offer a treatment called Icon which can restore the natural colour of your tooth with no need to drilling. This minimally invasive technique uses a process of infiltration to blend the white spots in with the rest of the tooth.
This video explains simply how it works: