drill? no! (icon®)
In the past there was only one treatment option for caries: the carious tooth substance had to be removed and the “hole” in the tooth (the cavity) then had to be filled. Even if the procedure is careful and precise, some of the healthy tooth substance is always removed.
Today we have a more modern treatment option: In our practice we use the Icon® method, caries infiltration without drilling. This method was developed by the DMG company in Hamburg in cooperation with the Berlin Charité and the University of Kiel.
This procedure is always an option when the tooth substance is only slightly damaged.