Icon – Caries Infiltrant smooth surface
Gentle method for counteracting cariogenic white spots – with an esthetic side effect
User-friendly and patient-friendly application process in only one sitting
No unnecessary loss of healthy hard tissue
The Icon Casebook
Download the casebook to review the 22 clinical cases that clearly demonstrate the possibilities Icon infiltration offers for the vestibular region. The 88 (English language) pages, divided into four chapters, provide:
- Detailed, illustrated case studies of the treatment of cariogenic white spots, fluorosis, traumatic and idiopathic spots and MIH
- Valuable background information about the various application possibilities to facilitate correct diagnosis
- Numerous practice-based tips and suggestions
Icon Decision Tree
Indications: One method – many possibilities
Icon smooth surface is used to treat white spots in vestibular areas.
The principle is: Air and water entrapments in the tooth have a lower refractive index than intact tooth structure.
This leads to un-aesthetic discolorations. Icon balances out this difference and the appearance blends in with the healthy enamel.
Step by Step
Vestibular treatment: Icon and white spots
Tips from the practice
1. Re-etching »older« inactive white spots
- You can etch multiple times if there is a very thick pseudo-intact surface layer.
- If the white discoloration disappears within a few seconds when ethanol (Icon-Dry) is applied, then it is sufficiently etched.
- If the opaque discoloration remains, then the etching process should be repeated.
- Up to three etching steps for two minutes per lesion are possible.
2. Before/after documentation
- Optimize your patient communication process by taking before and after pictures.
- These photos give your patients definitive proof about the success of the treatment.
3. Fluorosis and other white spots
- Even non-cariogenic enamel changes can be treated with Icon.
- Experiences in practice show: Patients with fluorosis can be successfully treated, where it has proved useful to repeat the etching steps multiple times. Awaiting confirmation from clinical studies.
- Enamel changes caused by trauma have been successfully treated. Awaiting confirmation from clinical studies.