Dentists offer a simple solution for white spots on teeth. With modern cosmetic dentistry, your dentist can make the white spots go away.
Do white spots on your front teeth bother you? Or make you hesitate to smile? Icon Resin Infiltration is a simple, painless process that removes spots that bother dental patients.
Here we discuss white lesions and treatment options, including Icon Resin Infiltration as a preferred way to make white spots disappear.
Modern Treatment Option for White Spots: Icon Resin Infiltration
The dentists and staff at Cranford Dental are thrilled that there is now a new, conservative option for improving the appearance of white spots on front teeth.
Icon Resin Infiltration is a painless process that doesn’t require drilling. Your dentist will paint the teeth with chemicals that open the tubules of the teeth; then she will flow tooth colored resin into the tooth.
Our goal is to get patients in and out of our office in one hour with a greatly improved smile and little change to the structure of your teeth.
This is possible for patients who are good candidates for removing white spots with this procedure.
We have seen excellent results with resin infiltration. Of course, our dentists and staff are pleased that a simple process makes the patient so happy with his teeth.
Contact Cranford Dental or call us at 803-324-7670 if you are unhappy with white marks on your teeth. We can work up a plan that will work to remove them.
What causes white spots on teeth?
It is helpful to determine where your white spots come from. This will help you and your dentist make an informed decision that is right for your mouth.
Your dentist will evaluate your teeth and the white lesions at your visit. Possible causes of white spots:
Problems during tooth formation
Lack of calcium to the deep enamel in developing teeth can cause white spots. Therefore, premature birth, high fever during childhood, and trauma to the baby teeth may lead to white spots on future adult teeth.
Overuse of fluoride by children may lead to discolored teeth, including white spots. Fluoride makes teeth strong and healthy only when properly used.
Parents should discuss fluoride use with physicians and dentists and make sure that their child is getting the correct amount.
Poor dental hygiene during orthodontic treatment can also cause white spot lesions. Unfortunately, plaque and bacteria sitting around the brackets can cause the tooth to demineralize. This appears as a white spot lesion.
This is why your orthodontist emphasizes keeping your teeth very clean while wearing braces.
Visit your dentist as soon as possible after braces removal. You want to make your teeth look as good as possible before showing off your straight teeth.
Often foods high in acid or sugar will erode the enamel of teeth. This damage may lead to cavities or to white or discolored spots on teeth.
Acid reflux which continues over a long time period may also hurt the enamel of your teeth, resulting in spots and discomfort.
Past Treatment Options for White Spots
Before 2009, dentists had three options for fixing white spot lesions. Even today, dentists use these treatments on select patients with white marks:
- One treatment option is applying fluoride to developing teeth to encourage enamel to remineralize. This makes teeth healthier but usually does not remove the white spots.
- Option two is using veneers or tooth colored filling materials to try to cover up the defects in the teeth. While these treatments make the teeth look pretty, they require removing healthy tooth structure. This involved more time and expense for the patient.
- Option three is for patients to use MI Paste at home. In some cases this will help remineralize the teeth and reduce the appearance of white spots. This is the most conservative treatment, but the least likely to erase the spots.
Cranford Dental in Rock Hill, SC and Removing White Spots from Teeth
Here are smiles that Dr. Elizabeth Cranford Robinson fixed using Icon Resin Infiltration to remove white spots. The patients and their dentist like the results of this simple cosmetic treatment.
Actual Results from Cranford Dental in Rock Hill, SC
Before and After Icon Resin Infiltration (male patient)
Before and After Icon Resin Infiltration (female patient)
Our patients have been very happy with the results of using Icon Resin Infiltration to remove white spots; in fact, this procedure has one of the highest benefit to cost of time and money of any procedure in our office.
I enjoy working with patients who are unhappy with white marks on teeth. They are usually amazed at the results of the treatment. This is a fairly new process—and I am glad we can offer it to our patients.Dr. Elizabeth Cranford Robinson
We are pleased that we can now offer this newer treatment at Cranford Dental in Rock Hill.
Call 803-324-7670 or Contact Cranford Dental online if you are frustrated with white spots that won’t go away.
FAQs on Icon Resin Infiltration
You will be in the dental chair about one hour.
No – This is a painless process that does not even require numbing.
Some patients see complete resolution, but deeper lesions may not disappear all the way. Most patients see at least some improvement. There is not a guarantee that Icon treatment will eliminate your white spots.
Recent studies on resin infiltration show the results last several years.
Unlike veneers, which are done after patient stops growing, resin infiltration can be done on younger patients. This is a great option for teenagers who notice white spots on teeth when braces come off.
Avoid very dark or colorful liquids like red wine, coffee, and mustard for 24 hours after the treatment.
Studies show that this process actually strengthens the tooth structure by replacing weaker parts of the teeth with strong material that will not decay.
Yes, a dentist who has training and experience with the process will need to remove your white spots.
Your dentist will advise if you are a candidate for this process. Some teeth require different cosmetic treatments to fix white spots.
Appointment in Rock Hill to Remove White Spots
We are pleased to offer Icon Resin Infiltration at Cranford Dental in Rock Hill, South Carolina. And glad that we can make patients happy with a simple procedure.
Make an appointment online with our office or call 803-324-7670 to discuss white spots on your teeth and how we can help. Or stop by our office at 1721 Ebenezer Road in Rock Hill.
We would love to help make you happier with your teeth if white spots bother you or make you hide your smile.