Assessment of Enamel Color Stability of Resins Infiltration Treatment in Human Teeth: A Systematic Review

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Sep 7;19(18):11269. doi: 10.3390/ijerph191811269.


(1) The evolution of techniques and materials used in dentistry has led to the introduction of a technique known as micro-infiltration, using ICON infiltrating resin. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the resin infiltrant can remain stable in the enamel color of human teeth over time or if it causes discoloration and review current knowledge on color stability based on the literature selected solely on studies performed on human teeth and to provide a perspective on the methods proposed by clinicians in the infiltration procedure; (2) Methods: This systematic review was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement; (3) Results: Twelve studies were selected for this review. The study results suggest that the device content is sufficiently comprehensive. The reviewers expressed strong support for the device's content for assessing the quality of reviews. The paper summarizes current reports regarding the color stability assessment of enamel treated by in- filtration resin confirmed in in vitro and in vivo studies; (4) Conclusions: Based on these considerations, the resin infiltration method can be recommended to improve the appearance of enamel lesions. The infiltrated lesions remained chromatically stable, showing no significant color changes in the long term.

Keywords: ICON; color stability; resin infiltration.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Color
  • Dental Caries*
  • Dental Enamel
  • Humans
  • Resins, Synthetic / therapeutic use
  • Tooth*


  • Resins, Synthetic

Grants and funding

This research received no external funding.