White Spot Treatment

What Is White Spot Treatment?

White spots can form on teeth and make you embarrassed or self-conscious around others. White spots are lesions on the teeth that tend to look unnatural and stand out. When dental plaque accumulates on an area of a tooth, the plaque creates acid and this penetrates the tooth’s surface causing a white spot to form. Our white spot treatment at Ironwood Dental can help eliminate white spots on the teeth and allow you to feel good about your smile.

What Causes White Spots on the Teeth?

There are different reasons white spots can form on the teeth. In most cases, the white spots are from the collection of bacteria and plaque on the enamel of the teeth. This is from poor oral hygiene or from orthodontics. If not treated white spots can lead to further decay.

Other causes include overexposure to fluoride, reactions to medicines, nutritional deficiencies, and more. We offer a detailed consultation process that includes an examination of your teeth to determine the cause. Our doctors will create a customized treatment plan, and explain your treatment options to help you choose a treatment that works for you.

What Treatment Is Available for White Spots?

Depending on the severity of the white spots and the condition of your teeth will determine the course of treatment. Ironwood Dental offers multiple solutions to eliminate white spots and reveal a white even-colored smile.

Teeth Whitening Treatment

For less severe white spots on the teeth, a tooth whitening treatment can be used to remove white spots and even out the coloring of the teeth. A concentrated bleaching gel is used in our office and we include customized whitening kits to take home to maintain your results.

Dental Veneers

For severe white spots that can not be treated with a tooth whitening treatment, veneers can be used to restore a patient’s smile. Veneers are thin layers that are bonded to the front of the teeth to cover white spots. Little preparation is needed to file the tooth’s enamel to allow the veneer to adhere properly. Veneers are natural-looking and stain-resistant and can prevent white spots from returning.

Icon Filtration Treatment

Icon is the latest technology in white spot removal. This treatment rebuilds the enamel on the surface of the teeth and can restore the tooth’s color to blend in naturally. Icon treatment is easy, painless, quick, and does not require any drilling or needles.

During Icon treatment a fluid resin is applied to the tooth. This resin penetrates the pores in the teeth and stops further bacteria and acids from causing further damage. The Icon process allows our doctors to preserve the tooth’s structure and stop the tooth from deteriorating. Coloring is corrected and the treatment is able to blend the white spots in with surrounding enamel. Once the process is finished the teeth are polished and cured using light.

What Is White Spot Treatment?

Who Is a Good Candidate for White Spot Treatment?

If you have white spots on your teeth that bother you and you are looking for a smooth and even smile, you are a good candidate for white spot treatment. Correcting white spots on the teeth can improve your oral health, boost your confidence, and give you a beautiful natural-looking smile. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our dentist in Tucson, AZ, to start the process towards a blemish-free smile. Our doctors can evaluate your teeth and determine what white spot treatment is best for you.

Searching for a Cosmetic Dentist in Tucson?

If you are looking for a dentist near you that provides a variety of dental treatments including white spot treatment and sleep apnea treatment in Tempe, contact Ironwood Dental. We are compassionate about what we do and provide quality care our patients can trust. At Ironwood Dental we offer a relaxing atmosphere where our patients feel like family.

Contact Ironwood Dental today to schedule your appointment, and get started towards a beautiful smile. We look forward to hearing from you!