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Icon - Caries Infiltrant proximal

  • Tooth friendly filling by infiltration – no drilling needed
  • Gentle therapy approach for difficult-toreach proximal lesions in just a few steps
  • No unnecessary loss of healthy hard tissue
  • Prolongs the life expectancy of the tooth

Icon fills the gap between fluoridating and drilling.

 

Indications:
One method - many possibilities

Proximal treatment

Young adults have an especially high risk of lesions in the spaces between their teeth. Icon proximal allows these lesions to be treated early and microinvasively, before it is too late and the advancing caries makes an invasive intervention necessary.

Icon can be used to effectively arrest the progress of caries that x-rays show have not advanced farther than the outer third of the dentine (E1-D1).
Initial caries: Icon can be used to effectively arrest the progress of caries that x-rays show have not advanced farther than the outer third of the dentine (E1-D1).
If x-rays show the lesion has advanced past the outer third of the dentine, treatment with Icon is no longer indicated. In this case, traditional invasive therapy is required.
If x-rays show the lesion has advanced past the outer third of the dentine, treatment with Icon is no longer indicated. In this case, traditional invasive therapy is required.
If, when a cavity is being treated invasively, an incipient lesion is found on a neighboring tooth, this lesion can be treated and stopped simply with Icon
Directly accessible proximal surfaces: If, when a cavity is being treated invasively, an incipient lesion is found on a neighboring tooth, this lesion can be treated and stopped simply with Icon

Step by Step
Proximal application: Icon between teeth

Initial clinical situation
Initial clinical situation
Bitewing X-ray
Bitewing X-ray
Separation with dental wedge
Separation with dental wedge
Etching
Etching
Drying
Drying
Infiltrating
Infiltrating
Removal of excess
Removal of excess
Light-curing
Light-curing

Tips from the practice

1. Exact diagnosis with bitewing x-rays

  • Make use of bitewing x-rays for early diagnosis of proximal lesions.
  • Check the necessity of x-ray images in advance, for example through the use of fiber-optic transillumination devices.
  • A helpful accessory for these x-rays is the DMG Icon X-ray Holder System. It makes it possible to take multiple images in the same reproducible position, even over several sessions, and therefore simplifies the diagnosis and evaluation of the therapy’s success.

2. Gentle tooth separation step by step

  • It is best to proceed slowly with the tooth separation, a bit like stretching out a muscle. The tissue has to respond to the increase in pressure.
  • Insert the wedge between the teeth until you feel resistance. The patient will experience this as a light pressure.
  • Hold the wedge in position for several seconds.
  • Softly push the wedge further until the widest part of the wedge creates enough separation between the teeth.

3. Documentation in patient records

  • Icon is not radiopaque.
  • This is because certain filler materials are necessary to make it radiopaque. These materials negatively affect the infiltrant’s flow properties and therefore its penetrative ability.
  • In order to document the procedure properly, the patient card included in every package should be marked and filed appropriately.





Packaging

Intro Kit
2 Treatment units each including:  
1 Syringe @ 0.3 ml Icon-Etch  
1 Syringe @ 0.45 ml Icon-Dry  
1 Syringe @ 0.45 ml Icon-Infiltrant  
6 Approximal-Tips  
1 Luer-Lock-Tip  
4 Dental wedges REF 220341
Package
7 Treatment units each including:  
1 Syringe @ 0.3 ml Icon-Etch  
1 Syringe @ 0.45 ml Icon-Dry  
1 Syringe @ 0.45 ml Icon-Infiltrant  
6 Approximal-Tips  
1 Luer-Lock-Tip  
4 Dental wedges REF 220237

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