White Spot Treatment

  • Treatment is completed with resin infusion

  • One visit and you are done

  • Microinvasive technology

  • Resin matches the color of existing teeth

  • Resin can be bleached

  • Eliminate or greatly reduce white spots

  • No needle and No drill

  • A comfortable and easy treatment

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What are White Spots?

White spot lesions have a number causes but are most commonly due to prolonged exposure of teeth to dental plaque. This can be especially common during orthodontic treatment is often not apparent until after removal of orthodontic brackets.

The white spots on teeth are areas where the mineral structure of enamel has started to break down, or demineralize, and is the initial stage of tooth decay. 

Until recently, there was no real effective treatment for these white spots. Initial treatments to remineralize the tooth can often strengthen the mineral structure but generally have poor esthetic results. Other treatments such as composite bonding or veneers can provide good esthetics, but are much more invasive and expensive treatment options.

Not all white spots are due to tooth decay. This method of resin infiltration can also be used in treating spots that are the result of fluorosis or other enamel developmental defects. Most but not all white spots can be treated effectively with resin infiltration. Your visit will consist of an evaluation and recommendation of treatment options available. 

How it works:

A relatively new method to eliminate or dramatically reduce white spots is using resin infiltration. First an etching solution is applied to the white spot which creates microscopic penetrations into the affected area. Then a fluid resin is applied which flows into the lesion, which effectively eliminates and seals it. This infiltrated resin optically blends with the surrounding healthy enamel.