MICRO-INVASIVE AESTHETIC TREATMENT OF NON-CAVITATED WHITE-SPOT LESIONS

Albertine Leon, Aureliana Caraiane, Steliana Gabriela Buştiuc, Claudia Elena Sin, Gheorghe Raftu

ABSTRACT

Aim: Micro-invasive treatment of white-spot lesions through resin infiltration technique was performed.

Materials and method: Icon smooth surface (DMG, Hamburg, Germany) was applied to 21 non-cavitated carious lesions, located on the buccal surfaces of teeth. Enamel conditioning with 15% hydrochloric acid gel was first performed, to expose lesion microporosities, followed by their infiltration with low-viscosity methacrylate resin.

Results: A smooth and glossy tooth surface was achieved, similar to healthy enamel. The aesthetic aspect was re-established and lesion progression was inhibited. The clinical procedure was simple and painless, being easily accepted by patients.

Conclusions: Icon technique proved to be a successful treatment of the non-cavitated white-spot lesions on smooth surfaces.

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