Any minor imperfections like white spots on your teeth can dim your smile. These spots can be caused by several factors, such as orthodontic treatments, fluorosis, or poor oral health.
Thanks to advancements in dental technology, treating these smile imperfections is now quick and painless.
At Northeast Dental Associates, Dr. Saalini Velamakanni offers patients looking to improve their smiles and eliminate imperfections like white spots an innovative and easy procedure called Icon.
Read on to learn more about the Icon treatment and its many benefits.
What Are White Spots?
White spot lesions are typically caused by the inconsistent mineralization of the outer layer of the teeth (the enamel). This results in some areas of the teeth having a higher concentration of minerals than others, leading to uneven tooth discoloration.
The white spots are the places where the minerals haven’t reached the deeper areas of the enamel. And, when light hits these spots, it scatters, causing them to appear white.
What Is Icon Treatment?
Icon treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic dental procedure that treats white spot lesions. During the treatment, Dr. Velamakanni slowly grates the white spot layers to expose the porous surface beneath them.
Then, she continuously applies multiple layers of resin, which act as a color corrector, on the surface of the teeth. These resins soak into the teeth and strongly bind to the tooth structure.
Dr. V then uses a special light to harden the resin and leave your teeth looking bright and uniform.
What Are the Advantages of Icon Treatment?
Icon treatment is one the fastest and most efficient ways we treat white spot lesions at Northeast Dental Associates in Humble, Texas. Some of its benefits include:
- The effects of the Icon treatment last for several years
- It’s a painless and non-invasive procedure
- Icon treatments are harmless, and even children can benefit from them
- It doesn’t affect your tooth structure or overall oral health
- Compared to other white spot treatments, the Icon procedure is less expensive.
With our advanced Icon treatments, Dr. Saalini Velamakanni, an establishedcosmetic dentist, can help you get rid of any white spot lesions and recover your smile. Schedule an appointment at Northeast Dental Associates by visiting Dentist Humble, TX at 19411 McKay Dr #150, Humble, TX 77338, or calling (832) 818-8132 to learn more.