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Icon - the revolutionary treatment for early caries without drilling

Discover this revolutionary technology for treating early caries and carious white spot lesions: micro-invasive, virtually painless and without the unnecessary loss of healthy tooth structure.

“Icon represents a new category of dental products, It is the first product to bridge the gap between prevention (fluoride therapy) and caries restoration. Icon’s micro-invasive infiltration technology can be used to treat smooth surface and proximal carious lesions up to the first third of dentin (D-1). In just one patient visit, Icon can arrest the progression of early enamel lesions and remove white spot lesions.”

The Doctors, a nationally syndicated television show produced by Dr. Phil, included a live patient procedure performed by Dr. Thomas P. Connelly in a segment on “Life-Changing Medical Innovations." The 22-year-old patient, Allison, had white spot lesions on her anterior teeth that were a result of wearing braces, which she’d been self-conscious about for 8 years. She had tried whitening and remineralization therapies, but the discoloration caused by demineralization, and common in people who have worn braces, persisted. She had been told the only way to get rid of the white spots was to do bonding, but she was afraid that would not look natural and would chip over time. Dr. Connelly, a cosmetic dentist who practices in New York City, demonstrated how quickly, thoroughly, and painlessly the Icon system from DMG America can be used to eliminate unattractive white spot lesions with no drilling, anesthetic, or loss of healthy tooth structure.

"We’ve got technology now [Icon, DMG America] that with no shot, no drilling, we can make the white spots go away. In the past, we would put composite fillings over it. We’d have to get the patient numb, drill it away, put the filling on. Or in real extensive cases, we’re veneering over the entire tooth…. We can do it now with no drilling and no needles in about 20 minutes,” Dr. Connelly said on the show. “Once this resin is applied, it’s infiltrating into the enamel, and what you’re left with is a hybrid tooth scaffolding with a resin incorporated in it.”

Icon, a caries infiltrant that works by capillary action, is an entirely new, revolutionary approach to treating white spot lesions as well as incipient (or early) dental caries. Previously, dental professionals had only more invasive options for treating anterior tooth discoloration that could not be eliminated by tooth whitening, including microabrasion, veneers, and bonding. Caries infiltration is a major breakthrough in micro-invasive technology that fills, reinforces, and stabilizes demineralized dental enamel without drilling or sacrificing healthy tooth structure.

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