International Medical College University Duisburg-Essen
*Corresponding Author: Chandan Bagde, International Medical College University Duisburg-Essen.
Received: November 20, 2019; Published: December 23, 2019
Objective: The thesis objective is to evaluate ICON as a restorative material to treat white spot lesions, incipient carious lesions or primary carious lesions.
Material and Methods: To understand the efficiency of ICON in minimally invasive dentistry took help of NCBI PUBMED. The search terms were mainly primary carious lesions, incipient carious lesions, white spot lesions and resin infiltration. Total of 2732 articles found. After de duplication the shortlisted articles were 44. Apart from the NCBI source the DMG website for ICON was taken as reference and an article published in BMJ regarding aesthetic longevity of treated WSL was taken into consideration.
Results: After application of ICON there was good penetration of resin and that increased micro hardness and toughness of the tooth. WSL could be improved aesthetically. Preventing secondary decay with 2 - 3 application of ICON was tested.
Conclusion: Resin infiltration can be used to arrest progression of decay and along with the other adjunctive measures like ‘Fluoridation’ for prevention of decay. It's also very effective in masking white spot lesions if applied up to 2 - 3 applications.
Keywords: Resin Infiltration; White Spot Lesions; Secondary Decay; Caries and Aesthetics
Citation: Chandan Bagde. "ICON in Minimally Invasive Dentistry".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.1 (2020): 62-70.
Copyright: © 2020 Chandan Bagde. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.