We offer this service as the first line of defense on the pits and grooves of your teeth to “seal” these higher risk areas before they develop decay. We can also use this technique to restore early cavities on teeth—that means no drilling and no anesthesia!! Sealants are a wonderful option to protect children’s newly erupted posterior teeth while the grooves are more susceptible to decay.
A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria like plaque and acids. The sealants that we make are very easy to apply.
The whole procedure only lasts a few minutes. Before the actual sealing, a cleaning will be performed and the teeth will be prepared to receive the sealant. When your tooth has been prepared and ready, the doctor will place the sealant to your tooth as if he were painting them on. It will bond directly to your tooth.
The surface of the tooth will be protected and the sealant should be able to handle any regular chewing pressure. It’s still important to attend regular visits so the doctor can check and evaluate your sealants, and reapply them if necessary.If you would like to learn how sealants are beneficial to both children and adults, please give us a call. We’re always ready to help you learn more about your dental health and to help you schedule an appointment.