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Conservative treatment of interproximal incipient caries lesions by resin infiltration


Dental caries;
Conservative treatment
Composite resins

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Pedreira PR, Damasceno JE, Ferreira Souza A, Cerqueira GA de, Aguiar FHB, Marchi Baron GM. Conservative treatment of interproximal incipient caries lesions by resin infiltration. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2021 May 15 [cited 2024 May 21];20(00):e219022. Available from:


Minimally invasive dentistry is based on conservative techniques for the treatment of initial caries lesions, the so-called white spot lesions. One of the conservative maneuvers includes the use of enamel resin infiltrant: a low viscosity material that penetrates the enamel pores to stop lesion progression. Aim: Therefore, this case report aimed to describe the clinical case of a 28-year-old female patient under routine consultation, in which a radiographic examination showed the presence of two incipient caries lesions in the left upper premolars. Methods: The application of a resin infiltrating agent (Icon®, DMG – Hamburg, Germany) was chosen as treatment to stop caries lesions progression. Conclusion: The use of this conservative technique can be considered a promising approach for the prevention of dental tissue wear, and the resin infiltrant is considered an effective material.


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