Resin Infiltration Technique to Treat Hypomineralized Incisors – A Case Report (Abstract)
Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) is a commonly occurring developmental defect causing esthetic concerns among most patients. Depending upon the severity of the lesion various treatment options are available like bleaching, microabrasion, resin infiltration, composite resin bonding or a combination of all the techniques.
This case report highlights the use of resin infiltration (ICON) in the treatment of hypomineralized incisors. The resin penetrates the lesion microporosities by capillary force and is hardened by curing with light. The infiltrated enamel has a similar appearance to that of sound enamel. Moreover it also arrests the further progression of lesion. This technique is gaining importance with passing years because it not only provides esthetic rehabilitation but also allows recovery from hypomineralization.
Keywords: Molar incisor hypomineralization, white spot, resin infiltration, ICON, recovery.