Dental Fillings and Icon Procedure in Issaquah
Drill-Less Tooth Restorations
Always searching out the most advanced methods, Dr. Jorgensen enhances the patient experience with modern technology. As an alternative to possible future full-on dental prosthesis surgery, Dr. Jorgensen can, in some cases, use a technique called the “Icon Procedure” for comfortable, drill-less tooth restorations. Dr. Jorgensen makes painless dentist visits in Issaquah possible and easy.
How does it work?
“Well, it’s actually quite simple,” explains Issaquah dentist, Dr. Jorgensen. “The Icon Procedure is a painless and special process where a tooth is first treated with a special cleaner and then a liquid micro-particle composite infiltrant material is applied to the tooth. This material infiltrates into the enamel, strengthening the damaged portion of the tooth.”
- No drills
- No pain
- No removal of tooth surface
And your tooth enamel stays intact! The Icon Procedure is the most effective approach to fixing early and fairly small cavities, before more drastic measures, such as drilled tooth fillings or dental prosthesis, are required.
Another benefit of the Icon Procedure is it provides a practical solution for individuals who are left with little white spots after having their braces removed. This is a quick and painless way to remove those unsightly spots immediately. Want to find out more? Call us today at (425) 391-0484!
At Remarkable Smiles of Issaquah, we believe in providing our patients with the best services, and that means using nothing but the best materials. Not only do metal-free composite fillings keep your teeth looking completely natural, they offer health benefits as well. Metal-free tooth fillings are mercury-free and actually work to strengthen your teeth.
“I got metal fillings years ago. Do I have to get them removed?”
It’s not always necessary that patients have their silver fillings removed, and when caring for the well-being and hygiene of his patients’ teeth, dentist in Issaquah, Dr. Jorgensen makes sure that his patients never go through any unnecessary procedures.
However, Dr. Jorgensen is a strong believer in the power of preventative care. Large silver mercury fillings can over time weaken the tooth and can actually act like a wedge, causing it to crack. In these cases, Dr. Jorgensen simply removes the aging and failing mercury fillings and replaces them with new attractive composite fillings. Research also shows that as silver fillings break down and wear, not only does the tooth become weaker, the free mercury is released and ingested.
New composite fillings are much stronger and actually bond to the tooth rather than just filling in a hole. Issaquah patients are always pleased to see how unnoticeable and natural these fillings really look!