Benefits of infiltration resin
Minimally invasive. Using infiltration resin allows you to preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible. There is no need to drill, and compared to fillings, veneers, or enamel microabrasion, the tooth structure lost is negligible.
Good aesthetics. Enamel lesions lose their whitish appearance when their microporosities are filled with the resin and look similar to sound enamel.
No anaesthesia required. Another widely appreciated attribute of infiltration resin is that the treatment is painless and has little need for anaesthesia. Following an infiltration resin procedure, patients no recovery time, you can immediately return to your normal routines. To make the procedure even safer and less invasive, the dentist would place a rubber dam around the gums to act as a protective layer from the acid.
Alternative to micro-abrasion. Micro-abrasion is a procedure also used to treat flurosis/white spot lesions, but ICON infiltration resin is less invasive and often can achieve a better result.
Saves money. Based on aforementioned attributes of the technique being less invasive for your natural teeth and not requiring anaesthetics, patients benefit from paying less for dental expenses both in the immediate and long-term.
Veneers can cost up to $1,500 per tooth, and generally has a lifespan of about 15-20 years before needing replacement.
Is infiltration resin for me?
If you have white spot lesions left behind from orthodontic treatment, fluorosis or early caries, you are suitable for infiltration resin. These look like white patches (teeth white spots):
Book in for a check up and clean, OR a consultation to see if this is for you. Balmoral Dental Centre offers you a much gentler and effective alternative to treating white patches using the latest infiltration resin technique. Contact us at (07) 3399 6288 or book a comprehensive check up and clean for more information.
Find out alternative treatments for white spot lesions here.