White Spot Removal

Icon White spot treatment with our Dental Centre

  • Pain Free
  • No Anaesthesia
  • No Drilling
  • Preserves Healthy Tooth Structure

White Spot Removal

Icon white spot treatment with our Dental Centre

  • Pain Free
  • No Anaesthesia
  • No Drilling
  • Preserves Healthy Tooth Structure
Icon is a revolutionary treatment that can improve the appearance of white spots or a mottled appearance of teeth with no drilling.

What Causes White Spots?

White spots are very common and can be caused by a range of factors including:
This occurs when there is a very high fluoride intake when the adult teeth are developing
This is the loss of minerals from the tooth and can occur during fixed brace treatment if there has been a lapse in excellent oral hygiene around the brackets as it is difficult to brush your teeth
Tooth Hypoplasia
Where the enamel layer is defective
White Spots on Adult Teeth
Caused by trauma as a baby

Initially I was apprehensive and exceedingly nervous with the thought of crown lengthening.
My fears melted away within three appointments the procedure was carried out.
Dr Kray an expert in his field with thorough explanations and a charming, calming influence. I am more than pleased with the finished result, a perfect crown.
I would also like to mention Dr Krays team as a whole, Excellent!

Anne King

How Can White Spots be Treated?

Many people mistake the white spots or mottled appearance of their teeth for staining and think that the overall colour of the tooth can be improved by teeth whitening, however this would have little effect as the white spots will still remain a lighter colour than the rest of the tooth.

In the past, the only way to treat teeth with white lesions was to cover these up with composite bonding or veneers. These types of treatments require the removal or destruction of healthy tooth material and are not favoured by modern dentists.

At The Dental Centre we offer a treatment called Icon which can restore the natural colour of your tooth with no need for drilling. This minimally invasive technique uses a process of infiltration to blend the white spots in with the rest of the tooth.

To get the most optimal results we recommend whitening first, but this is not essential.

Frequently Asked Questions About White Spot Removal

What is white spot removal treatment?

White spot removal treatment which doesn’t involve any drilling or removal of a healthy part of tooth. This works by infiltrating the pores of the tooth where the white spot is located via a tooth-coloured resin. A special gel is applied to the white spot to open up the pores, to enable a deep penetration of the resin.

What is Fluorosis?
Fluorosis is a cosmetic condition that affects the teeth. It’s caused by overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years of life. This is the time when most permanent teeth are being formed.
After the teeth come in, the teeth of those affected by fluorosis may appear mildly discoloured. For instance, there may be lacy white markings that only dentists can detect. In more severe cases, however, the teeth may have:

  • Stains ranging from yellow to dark brown
  • Surface irregularities
  • Pits that are highly noticeable
  • Gum disease