Journal of Conservative Dentistry
Home About us Editorial Board Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Login 
Users Online: 176
Print this page  Email this page Bookmark this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 423-426

Novel treatment of white spot lesions: A report of two cases

Department of Conservative and Endodontic Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
B Shivakumar
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Davangere - 577 004
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.87217

Rights and Permissions

This case report describes a technique used to treat smooth surface white spot lesions microinvasively. It is based on the infiltration of an initial enamel caries lesion with low-viscosity light-curing resins called infiltrants. The surface layer is eroded and desiccated, followed by resin infiltrant application. The resin penetrates into the lesion microporosities driven by capillary force and is hardened by light curing. Infiltrated lesions lose their whitish appearance and look similar to sound enamel. Additionally, the treatment prevents lesion progression. This technique might be an alternative to microabrasion and restorative treatment in treating of white spot lesions of esthetically relevant teeth.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded370    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 4    

Recommend this journal