What Causes White Spots?
White spots on teeth are actually very common. There are a variety of causes which include…
- Tooth related trauma when the adult teeth are developing in childhood
- Enamel Hypoplasia
- Fluorosis caused by too high a fluoride intake when the teeth are developing
- Decalcification caused by the loss of minerals from the tooth enamel during fixed braced treatment or lapses in oral hygiene.
Often people with white spots mistake them or their mottled appearance of their teeth for staining and believe that this can be improved by teeth whitening. Unfortunately the white spots simply remain a lighter colour than the rest of the tooth after whitening and in some cases may be more noticeable.
In the past the only way to treat teeth with white lesions, spots or mottling would be to cover them using dental veneers or bonding dental composites. These types of treatments require the removal or destruction of healthy tooth material and are not favoured by modern dentists.
White Spot Treatment example
What is Icon White Spot Treatment?
Icon is a revolutionary treatment that can improve the appearance of white spots or a mottled appearance of teeth with no drilling. Icon White Spot Treatment can restore the natural colour of your teeth using a process of infiltration to blend the white spots in with the rest of the tooth. Treatment time is usually no longer than a hour in total
How it works
1. Following brief preparation of the tooth using a gel, a highly fluid acrylic is applied to the white areas.
2. This fluid “infiltrant” is absorbed deeply into the tooth, filling the tiny defects.
3. Once light curing has been completed, the defects are permanently filled and the white spots no longer visible.
Benefits of using Icon
Aesthetic result after just one treatment.
Healthy tooth substance is retained.
Gentle and painless treatment without drilling.
Natural tooth shade with an even appearance.
Get in touch
To discuss how Far Headingley Dental Care can provide you with White Spot Treatment, please book online, complete the enquiry form on this page or call our practice on 0113 275 1323 during normal office hours.