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What is White Spot Treatment?

Young handsome curly hair man smilingDo you have minor colour imperfections in your tooth enamel? While most people think the best way to erase white spots is with teeth whitening, another cosmetic dentistry service targets the source of the discolouration at its source. ICON® White Spot Treatment helps to erase the signs of too-light irregularities so that your tooth colour is consistent throughout your smile.

How It Works

For years, dentists have been perfecting cosmetic dentistry techniques to best manage white spots. Today one of the most effective methods is a resin infiltration process. Essentially, we fill the weakened, porous surface with a translucent liquid resin that then reflects natural light to visually erase the appearance of the lesion. The end result leaves your tooth looking consistent in colour across the entire surface. No bonding or dental veneers required!

How Long Does It Take?

A typical white spot treatment with infiltrated resin typically only requires one appointment. If you have a particular tenacious discolouration or we need to use another type of method, it might require 2-3 applications. Especially challenging hypocalcification may respond better to something like cosmetic dental veneers or bonding.

What Causes White Spots?

White spots on teeth are usually caused by some type of decalcification. A common occurrence is plaque buildup along your gumlines or orthodontic appliances that aren’t cleaned off regularly. As the plaque starts to trigger the decay process, it weakens the tooth. But if your oral hygiene improves before an actual cavity forms, only a white spot is left behind.

‘Am I a Candidate for White Spot Treatment?’

Cosmetic dentistry services such as white spot treatment, dental veneers and others are always applied on a case-by-case basis. Since there are certain criteria to meet, we’ll need to assess your unique smile first. From there we can help you weigh your options to select the best smile makeover plan for your circumstances.

Contact us today to reserve a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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