What is Icon?

Icon is a painless treatment option that’s nothing like traditional fillings. It allow us to treat tooth decay in the early stages without drilling and removing healthy tooth structure. When injected into the tooth, the innovative Icon material penetrates the area and fills and seals the cavity, preventing the decay from advancing. It’s a terrific treatment option for our Northridge & Woodland Hills patients who have early tooth decay, and it offers a number of incredible benefits, including:

  • Pain-free procedure. There is absolutely no pain or discomfort associated with Icon, which means you’ll enjoy a completely pleasant treatment experience.
  • No drilling required. Icon allows us to avoid drilling completely, thus preserving all of your healthy tooth structure and ensuring your treated tooth remains strong for as long as possible.
  • No anesthesia. With traditional fillings, many of our Northridge patients require anesthesia to prevent any discomfort. Icon, however, is already a gentle and pain-free treatment, so no anesthesia is required.
  • Completed in a single office visit. In one extremely comfortable office visit, Icon will treat your cavity, stop the decay and restore your oral health.

Treating early tooth decay with Icon

If we identify minor cavities during one of your routine dental exams, we will have you make a follow-up appointment at our Northridge office, so we can perform the Icon procedure. To begin, we will etch the surface of the tooth and make it porous, so the Icon material can be absorbed. We will then rinse the tooth before applying a powerful drying agent to eliminate moisture from the area. From there, we will apply a specialized resin to the tooth, which will infiltrate the small cavity, fill and seal the decay, and stabilize the tooth structure – all without any anesthesia or drilling.