One of the most exciting new treatment options in pediatric dentistry is the Icon procedure. We’re thrilled to be able to offer this treatment to our patients, but because many parents aren’t familiar with Icon, we get lots of questions about it at our practice. Below, we answer some of the most common concerns we hear, including, “How much does Icon treatment cost?” and “How does Icon work?”
What does Icon treatment cost in Clinton, NJ?
The average cost of Icon treatment in Clinton is $245 per tooth
What is the Icon treatment?
Icon treatment allows us to treat white spots on children’s teeth. Prior to the availability of Icon treatment, these spots were difficult—and sometimes impossible—to treat. With Icon, children who are self-conscious about white spots caused by orthodontic treatment or congenital hypocalcified enamel lesions are able to have them treated in a non-invasive, painless procedure.
How does the Icon treatment work?
A gel is applied to the tooth with the white spot, which erodes the surface of the lesion and opens up the pore system. This allows the Icon treatment to penetrate the tooth. Next, the pore system is dried and prepared for treatment. Dr. McGuire then applies the Icon treatment directly onto the lesion, filling in the gaps in the structure. Excess material is removed, then the tooth is cured with a special light to seal it.
Is Icon treatment painful?
One of the reasons Icon is such a popular option for children with white spot lesions is because it requires no drilling, no anesthetic injections, and no pain. As with any non-invasive dental treatment, your child may feel uncomfortable with having to sit still or keep their mouth open, but there’s nothing painful about the treatment itself.
Is Icon white spot treatment safe?
Yes, Icon white spot treatment is both safe and effective for children with white spots on their teeth. There are no significant risks or side effects from the procedure
Is Icon bad for your teeth?
Absolutely not! Compared to other solutions for white spots, Icon treatment is a much more conservative option, as it leaves most of the tooth structure intact.
Can my child eat after Icon treatment?
Yes, there’s no reason your child can’t eat after Icon treatment since it’s not painful and there’s no numbing involved. As long as they avoid dark colored foods, which could potentially cause stains, they can eat as soon as they leave our office.
How long does Icon treatment last?
Clinical trials have shown that Icon treatment typically lasts for at least two years, and sometimes as many as five years or more. Icon treatment has a success rate of 80 to 90 percent.
Learn More About Icon in Clinton, NJ
If you’d like to learn more about whether Icon is an option for your child, contact us today at 908-735-6300 to schedule a consultation with Dr. McGuire.