Icon white spot treatment at Smile Hub
If you suffer from white spots or mottling on your teeth, then look no further than Smile Hub. We have the solution for you!
At Smile Hub we use Icon. Icon is a revolutionary treatment which improves the appearance of white spots or a mottled type of appearance on the teeth. This treatment involves no invasiveness and doesn’t involve injections or drillings. Icon treatment is recommended to patients who have white spots or flaws on the teeth and want to remove these flecks or imperfections and in turn will restore a gleaming improvement to your smile.
You may be wondering what causes these white spots?
- White spots are very common on the teeth. They are often due to hypocalcification which is a lack of calcium in certain areas of tooth enamel. These may be formed due to:
- When there is a very high fluoride intake in children when the adult teeth are forming (also known as fluorosis).
- Acid reflux.
- Trauma on teeth as a child can cause white spots.
- Plaque on the teeth can cause enamel erosion.
- Hypoplasia (Molar or Incisal).
- Metal braces can cause decalcification. This is where minerals are lost from the enamel if there has been a dip in oral hygiene around the brackets of the braces.
How can these white spots be treated?
Before the modern advancements of teeth whitening and restoration, the primary approach to the treatment of white spots on the teeth was mainly done using remineralization pastes, creams and topical treatments. Fluoride therapy or calcium phosphate paste were used. Teeth whitening can be used to diminish the appearance slightly, but the spots still will remain the same colour and the tooth itself would be a different colour. At Smile Hub, we offer a revolutionary treatment called ICON. ICON restores the natural colour of the teeth and requires no drilling or injection. This minimally invasive technique uses a process which incorporates filtration to blend the white spots in with the rest of the tooth to create a seamless and cohesive tooth colour.
The patient in the image had a situation in which there was fluorosis on several teeth. Our dentists utilised ICON White spot treatment to treat the appearance of these white spots which gave an overall brighter look to the teeth. This patient left beaming with their new smile!