Dr. Holly Krystek uses the revolutionary Icon® caries treatment to help treat cavities and white spots on your teeth. Icon is a caries infiltrant, which means that it uses micro-technology to fill and reinforce demineralized tooth enamel without the need for drilling. Call Lifetime Dentistry today at 563-263-9082 to schedule your appointment with our dentist and learn more about Icon caries treatment in Muscatine, Iowa.
Until recently, dentists have only had two choices when treating tooth decay – use fluoride and other treatments to remineralize teeth and prevent or halt cavities, or “drill and fill” after a cavity has already developed. These treatments fall short because fluoride is not always effective at treating advanced stages of tooth decay, and because dental filings require you to sacrifice healthy tooth structure before the problem can be resolved.
By contrast, Icon caries treatment works to infiltrate the effected area to strengthen and remineralize tooth enamel. It also causes the spotted areas of the tooth to take on the appearance of the nearby healthy enamel, resulting in a highly aesthetic solution after the treatment is completed. When you receive an Icon treatment, our dentist will:
- Separate your teeth with dental wedges
- Apply HCI gel to open the pore system of the tooth
- Dry the pore system with ethanol
- Apply Icon to the tooth surface
- Cure the material with a special light to complete treatment
Your entire treatment can be comfortably completed in about 15 minutes. No removal of your tooth structure is needed, making your treatment as minimally invasive as possible.
If you have any questions about Icon caries treatment, please contact our office and make an appointment with our experienced dentist.