Our dental staff realizes the direct link between a healthy smile and a healthy body. This is why we offer a wide range of services to better protect your teeth and mouth while preventing infection and disease. One of these services is known as dental sealants. They are commonly used among our patients and help to save time and money on future procedures for many individuals. If you are interested in dental sealants at George Sferra Dental, then continue reading on.
What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are made up of a thin, plastic coating and are painted on the deep grooves a tooth, typically the molars and premolars. This is where decay will normally begin since it is harder to clean and protect. Debris and bacteria often get trapped in the deep grooves. Dental sealants help to cover over the surface of the tooth and avoid decay. Many individuals can benefit from dental sealants including children with baby teeth, adults with deep grooves in their teeth, and on molars.
Your dentist or hygienist will quickly apply your dental sealants to your teeth. The entire process only takes a few minutes to complete. They will thoroughly clean the teeth and then apply a solution that better helps the sealant to bond to your tooth. Once the material dries, they will apply the sealant to the tooth and use a light to harden the sealant. With proper care and cleaning of your teeth, dental sealants can help to protect your teeth for several years.
Do you think you or your child could benefit from dental sealants? Then contact our dental clinic today for more information on the procedure and to schedule your next appointment.