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ICON Technology – Treating Your Cavity Without the Drill Marietta, GA

ICON Technology – Treating Your Cavity Without the Drill

Marietta GA Restorative Dentist

While not all dental practices are equipped to offer it, there is a revolutionary and quite conservative method to repair decay without picking up a dental drill. Dr. Gilreath proudly offers “no drill dentistry” using the advanced ICON technology. ICON is a new patented process that infiltrates resin into small “incipient” decay lesions in teeth. It requires no drilling or anesthesia for optimal patient comfort. Most of all, it can effectively repair an area of decay without removing any of the tooth structure!

ICON is ideal for treating early cavities. In the past, dentists had two options for addressing these tiny lesions – fluoride or “drill and fill.” Unfortunately, fluoride or other remineralization techniques to try and restore the tooth enamel aren’t always effective, especially if the cavity has reached a more advanced stage. With “drill and fill,” dentists almost always have to remove some healthy tooth structure when repairing the cavity.

ICON offers a new and better approach for a cavity that is at its beginning stages. Decay can be detected early using advanced imaging or laser cavity detection, another cutting-edge technology that Dr. Gilreath offers at our Marietta practice.

What You Can Expect During Your “No Drill” Cavity Repair

When using the ICON system, you can expect a quick and painless procedure. We will begin by preparing the surface of the affected tooth with a special gel that opens the pores of the tooth. Next, we rinse and dry the tooth thoroughly. Finally, we will apply the ICON infiltrant resin onto the cavity or lesion. This material has high penetration capabilities to effectively fill the area of decay. The material is then cured under a special light. Patients do not have to undergo any type of anesthesia and a dental drill is never used!

Not only does ICON allow you to leave our office without a numb cheek, it can also protect the healthy structures of your tooth, which is always ideal.  Furthermore, patients who have a fear of needles or feel uncomfortable at the sound of the dental drill can strongly benefit from this type of cavity restoration. However, in order to be a candidate for ICON’s no drill dentistry, you must give your dentist a chance to detect your cavities at their earliest stages – which means attending your routine dental checkups as suggested. Schedule your visit at Gilreath Family Dentistry today!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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