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How Resin Infiltration Works: Vienna, VA

July 11, 2022
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Posted By: Tysons Dentistry
resin infiltration in vienna va

Do you have white spots or lesions on your teeth? Many people think teeth whitening or bleaching is the solution for removing or concealing these white spots, but it can actually make them more noticeable. The reason is because the white spots are areas where the enamel is thinner, worn, or malformed. However, thanks to modern dental techniques, our team at Tysons Dentistry in Vienna, VA, has a solution for white mottling. 

How Do You Treat White Lesions on Teeth?

Your Vienna dentists, Dr. Ardalan Sanati and Dr. Shohreh Shahram, provide resin infiltration to treat white lesions and mottling on teeth. Studies show that resin infiltration masks discoloration from decalcification and developmental conditions that affect the formation of enamel. Resin infiltration is an effective solution for people of all ages. 

Why Might I Need Resin Infiltration Treatment?

Resin infiltration is a minimally invasive treatment to restore your teeth and remove white spot lesions. These lesions are also referred to as enamel bruising or hypo spots. Different things can cause hypo spots, such as: 

  • Enamel defects
  • Trauma
  • Infection on primary teeth
  • Decreased calcium 

Your dentist can help determine why you have these spots and how to best treat them based on your unique needs. 

How Does Resin Infiltration Work?

Ultimately, resin infiltration removes less-porous enamel and applies resin material to smooth the tooth and improve your smile’s shade. Resin infiltration treatment is complete in one dental appointment and doesn’t require drilling, shots, or numbing. The treatment can take 45 minutes to an hour on average. 

We start with a dental cleaning to remove bacteria and substances from the teeth. Next, we remove the outer layer of enamel that blocks calcium and other ions from entering the tooth. Your dentist then uses a finishing substance on dental surfaces that don’t show an improved appearance. We apply a drying agent and shape and smooth the tooth using a resin material. 

Resin infiltration treatment can last two to six years or longer. 

What Are the Benefits of Resin Infiltration?

Resin infiltration is less expensive and invasive than dental veneers or fillings. We can also perform resin infiltration sooner in tooth growth, whereas dental veneers require total tooth growth for completion. 

Untreated hypo spots can also look more noticeable with teeth bleaching or whitening. However, resin infiltration treats hypo spots and takes on the same colors as the other teeth.

Contact Our Vienna Dental Office Today    

If you have white spots on your teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact your dentist for treatment options. Tysons Dentistry offers resin infiltration at our Vienna, VA dental office, among other dental treatments, to improve your smile’s aesthetics. 

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