A cavity, or dental caries, is a bacterial infection that causes demineralization and destruction of the hard tissues of the teeth due to the production of acid from food debris accumulated on the tooth surface. In the past, the only option to treat a cavity was to wait until the lesion became bad enough for a filling. Now, with Icon Caries Infiltration, Dr. Aro can stop a caries lesion from forming into a cavity.
Caries infiltration with Icon:
- Helps arrest caries progression in the early stages
- Corrects initial lesions upon diagnostic assessment, no more waiting until a filling becomes necessary
- Is a gentle method without anesthesia or drilling
How Icon Works
When a tooth has an early-stage cavity (carious lesion), cariogenic acids attack the enamel and draw out minerals. The tooth becomes porous and the cavity gets worse. By sealing the pore system, acids can no longer penetrate into the lesion, thus stopping the progression of the caries at an early stage.