Icon Cavity Treatment
Dr. Lori Logan is committed to staying on the leading edge of dental advances to bring her patients the latest and most up-to-date treatments available. More and more, dentistry is turning to non-invasive therapies, and Dr. Logan introduces them to her Cypress dental practice whenever she believes it will benefit her patients.
Icon is a revolutionary new method for treating cavities and tooth decay in its early stages. The treatment requires no drilling or filling of the tooth. It can be used on areas of decay that are smaller in size, eliminating the need for a filling.
Icon has been used successfully on thousands of patients and is still helping to preserve their healthy tooth structure. We can even use Icon to help in reducing the appearance of unattractive white spots on the teeth.
Non-Invasive Treatment for Small Cavities
Dr. Logan often recommends Icon treatment to patients who have signs of tooth decay; however, the cavities that can be treated with Icon should be smaller in size. The treatment helps to re-mineralize the dentin and enamel, which can have a dramatic positive impact on the health and longevity of the tooth. As a result, we do not need to remove the decay from the tooth, and a filling is not necessary.
Icon treatment requires no drilling or filling, so it is safe for most patients who are interested. However, it’s important to note that Icon treats cavities up to the first third of the dentin. Larger cavities may still benefit from having a tooth-colored filling placed to restore the tooth. Dr. Logan can determine if you will benefit from Icon by performing an exam, as well as taking several x-rays.
How Icon Treatment Works
Before deciding if you are a candidate for Icon treatment, Dr. Logan will perform an examination to determine if she can treat the tooth. Small dental wedges will be placed around the tooth to keep it separated from surrounding dentition.
The surface area of the tooth is slightly eroded with the Icon gel. This step helps to open up the pore system to successfully deliver the application. Icon is then applied to the actual lesion and allowed to soak into the porous surface.
Dr. Logan then cures and hardens the material with a bright light, and you will be ready to go home. That’s all there is to it! The procedure is minimally invasive and requires no anesthetic, so you don’t have to worry about injections.
Please watch the video below from Dr. Connelly, DDS (drconnelly.com) as he discusses how the Icon treatment is conducted.
Want to Learn More about Icon Treatment?
If you would like to learn more about Icon or think the treatment would benefit you, please call our Cypress dental office at (281) 609-7377, and we will be happy to schedule a convenient appointment.