Conservative dentistry includes the following so-called preservative subdivisions:
Caries infiltration (Icon® therapy) is a relatively new technique which helps to spot carious lesions early. This means that they can be stopped before they advance further.
No cavity will need to be prepared and therefore no hole drilled.
Caries infiltration with Icon fills the gap between prophylaxis and filling. The treatment is a painless procedure, which can be completed in one session.
It is a micro-invasive procedure based on the principal that an early-stage caries lesion, before the formation of a cavity (a hole), can be infiltrated (filled) with a hyper viscous (runny) plastic.
The hardened plastic will prevent any further advancement of decay-causing germs, as carbohydrates are necessary for their reproduction and metabolite acid to demineralize the tooth structure.
THE INNOVATIVE CARIES TREATMENT
Drilling? No, thank you!
- Stops the progression of caries early.
- Immediately treats initial lesions.
- Ensures healthy tooth matter is maintained.
- Doesn’t require anaesthesia or drilling.
- Easy treatment, in just one session.