Dental sealants are a great option for both children and adults in the fight against tooth decay. Our sealant treatments help to protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that normal brushing and flossing just can’t reach.
What to Expect with Dental Sealants
Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are applied in a simple procedure.
A tooth-colored acrylic coating is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier that protects enamel from plaque and acids.
Benefits of Dental Sealants
Sealants are easy for a dentist to apply, and take only a few minutes to completely seal each tooth. They also hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed. Everyone is susceptible to tooth decay, which makes dental sealants such an appealing alternative to some filling techniques that are better suited for adults.
Here are just a few of the benefits of dental sealants: