Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 07 December 2012 10:11
Icon is the first product to bridge the gap between prevention (fluoride therapy) and traditional caries restoration. Icon's micro-invasive infiltration technology can be used to treat facial and proximal carious lesions up to the first third of dentin (D-1). Classification from the ADA gives more practices the ability to offer their patients a less invasive, pain free alternative to aggressive treatment techniques. This treatment is performed in a single visit without drilling, anesthesia or the sacrifice of healthy tooth structure. Clinicians can immediately treat upon discovery versus waiting to see whether the caries will progress.
The official classification defines resin infiltration as: Application of a resin material engineered to penetrate and fill the sub-surface pore system of an incipient caries lesion to strengthen, stabilize, and limit the lesion's progression, as well as mask visible white spots.
"We see Icon gaining popularity among practices and patients as it provides a drill-free approach to incipient lesions and offers a highly esthetic alternative to microabrasion and other restorative treatments for cariogenic white spot lesions." said Tim Haberstumpf, Director of Marketing for DMG America. "White spot lesions infiltrated by Icon take on the appearance of the surrounding healthy enamel." added Haberstumpf.
For more information about Icon and how to incorporate it into your practice, please visit www.drilling-no-thanks.com or contact your authorized DMG America dealer.
Founded in 1982, DMG America is responsible for introducing some of the most widely-used and clinically successful dental restorative products to North America. DMG is recognized as a global leader in the research, development, and production of dental materials.