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Icon Resin Infiltration at Happy Smiles Dental

A Revolutionary Approach to Early Tooth Decay and Cosmetic Dentistry

At Happy Smiles Dental, we're proud to offer Icon Resin Infiltration, a cutting-edge, minimally invasive treatment designed to halt the progression of early enamel lesions and improve the aesthetics of your smile without drilling or anesthesia. This innovative procedure represents a paradigm shift in the treatment of tooth decay and cosmetic imperfections, providing a fast, painless, and effective solution for our patients.

What is Icon Resin Infiltration?

Icon Resin Infiltration is a revolutionary treatment that addresses the challenges of early carious lesions (white spot lesions) and cosmetic issues on the teeth's surface. By infiltrating the porous enamel with a special resin, Icon effectively stops decay in its earliest stages and significantly reduces the appearance of white spots, all without removing healthy tooth structure.

Benefits of Icon Resin Infiltration

  • Minimally Invasive: No drilling or removal of healthy tooth structure is necessary, preserving your natural teeth.
  • Quick and Painless: The procedure is typically completed in just one visit, without the need for anesthesia.
  • Stops Decay Early: By treating lesions early, Icon helps prevent further decay and the need for more extensive dental work.
  • Improves Aesthetics: Reduces the appearance of white spots due to fluorosis, demineralization, or after orthodontic treatment, enhancing the beauty of your smile.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Provides a durable solution that blends seamlessly with the natural color of your teeth.

The Icon Resin Infiltration Process

  • Assessment: Our dental team will first assess your suitability for Icon Resin Infiltration, examining the extent of enamel lesions or cosmetic concerns.
  • Preparation: The tooth surface is prepared with a gentle etching solution to allow the resin to penetrate effectively.
  • Infiltration: The Icon resin is then applied to the tooth, infiltrating the porous enamel and filling the microscopic gaps.
  • Curing: The resin is cured (hardened) with a special light, bonding it to the tooth and restoring the enamel's integrity.
  • Polishing: Finally, the treated teeth are polished, leaving a smooth and aesthetically pleasing finish.

Why Choose Happy Smiles Dental for Icon Resin Infiltration?

At Happy Smiles Dental, we're committed to leveraging the latest dental technologies to provide our patients with the best possible care. Our team is extensively trained in the Icon Resin Infiltration technique, ensuring that you receive the most effective and comfortable treatment experience. We understand the importance of both oral health and aesthetics, and we're dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with the most conservative treatments available.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you're concerned about early tooth decay or unsightly white spots on your teeth, Icon Resin Infiltration might be the ideal solution for you. Contact Happy Smiles Dental today to schedule a consultation. Let us help you take the first step towards a healthier, more confident smile with this innovative treatment.

Available Doctors

Dr. Diana Gerov, DDS
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

  • According to The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), children should receive their first dental checkup between six months and one year of age. This will allow your dentist to confirm the healthy development of your child’s baby teeth. From this point on, regular checkups once every six months should be the norm unless your dentist recommends otherwise.
  • Simply click the book an appointment button on your screen to schedule an appointment at your convenience! Our front desk staff will be happy to hear from you. Please let us know if you are a new patient and we will work with you to make sure that your first appointment goes smoothly and comfortably!
  • Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the most common dental problems—and also one of the most easily treated and avoided. Caused by plaque and bacteria buildup, gum disease can be further aggravated by tobacco use, teeth grinding, and certain medications. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease, and, if detected, is treatable. Left untreated, however, gum disease can lead to tooth and bone loss. Here are a few common symptoms of gum disease: - Red, irritated, bleeding, or swollen gums - Chronic bad breath - Loose teeth, or loss of teeth - Extreme tooth sensitivity - Receding gum line - Abscessed teeth
  • A cavity is a small hole inside of a tooth caused by tooth decay. Tooth decay is generally caused when plaque builds up outside the tooth and combines with sugar and starches in food ad drinks. This produces an acid that destroys tooth enamel and makes tooth decay possible. Left untreated, cavities can cause serious oral health problems—not to mention quite a deal of pain! The best way to prevent cavities is by regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups.
  • - Brush your teeth a minimum of two times per day. - Just as importantly, floss at least once! - Use toothpaste that contains fluoride in order to help prevent cavities. - Avoid foods with a lot of sugar, as sugar increases the amount bacteria in your mouth. - Avoid tobacco, as it stains your teeth and greatly increases your risk for oral cancer. - Brush your tongue in order to remove food particles, reduce bacteria, and keep your breath smelling fresh. - Change your toothbrush every three months. - Schedule a routine checkup with your dentist every six months, even if your teeth feel fine!
  • As mentioned above, the general consensus (which is also promoted by the American Dental Association) states that most adults and children should visit the dentist twice per year—roughly once every six months. However, it is important to remember that patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may need to visit the dentist more often. The only way to be certain about your individual needs is to speak with a dentist.
  • Choosing a dentist is a personal decision that should be made based upon your dental needs, as well as your personal values. Here are a few of the reasons we believe that Digital Dental Arts is the best choice for our patients. - Convenient scheduling options. - Central location right off the Union Turnpike in Queens. - State-of- the-Art facility. - Special attention to making our patients feel comfortable. - Attention to preventative care and the development of good dental habits. - Straightforward payment process and willingness to work with insurance companies.
  • The general medical consensus affirms that the average patient should see the dentist roughly once every six months. Unfortunately, many people do not take this seriously because they do not understand the importance of dental checkups. Here are a few reasons why visiting the dentist is important. - Defends against tooth decay - Lowers your risk of chronic bad breath. - Protects against gum disease, (known professionally as Periodontal Disease.) - Lowers your risk of tooth and bone loss - Eliminate the stains that develop inevitably due to food, drinks, and tobacco - Strengthens your teeth, which can improve the quality of your life for years to come. - Helps you look and feel your best, knowing that you have a healthier and more attractive smile!
  • Absolutely! Although you may be seeing your orthodontist regularly, it is still very important that you see your dentist regularly. In fact, it is especially important that you receive regular cleaning, as braces can trap food and particles in a manner that is difficult for regular brushing to remove. This can increase your risk of many oral conditions. Dental checkups will allow your dentist to work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your mouth stays clean and healthy while wearing braces.
  • As the name suggests, fillings are used to fill cavities after they have been treated. Here are a few important facts about fillings that all patients should know: - Receiving a filling is generally painless due to anesthetics. - Fillings are made from specially chosen materials designed to be safe and comfortable. - If you think you might need a filling, contact your dentist as soon as possible.