Aim: Experimentation of a new, micro-invasive treatment technique, addressed to the incipient, non-cavitated carious lesions.
Materials and method: Icon is an innovative product for the micro-invasive treatment of the carious non-cavitated lesions occurring on smooth surfaces, requiring after a preliminary conditioning of lesion’s surface with 15% hydrochloric acid infiltration of the porous layer obtained with a low-viscosity composite.
Results: 26 non-cavitated carious lesions (22 vestibular and 4 proximal lesions, respectively) were selected and treated by this technique in the Department of Odontotherapy, between October 2010-July 2011. According to the protocol of the Icon technique, a smooth and glossy surface was obtained through infiltrating the lesion, similarly to the healthy enamel, the aesthetic aspect being re-established.
Conclusions: The Icon technique may be successfully applied as a method of micro-invasive treatment of the non-cavitated carious lesions produced on smooth surfaces. The studies performed evidenced the efficacy and acceptability of this clinical procedure.
- non-cavitated carious lesions
- smooth dental surfaces