What are Sealants?
Sealants are incredibly beneficial to the health and strength of your teeth. They form a protective barrier between your tooth and the bacteria in your mouth. Sealants are brushed onto the chewing surfaces of any back teeth and hardened into place. You can expect your new sealants to last for about one to three years before we can reapply them.
Why are Sealants needed?
You may want or need sealants if you’re vulnerable to tooth decay. For kids, sealants are especially beneficial because they may not have the best hygiene or eating habits. Sealants are relatively long-lasting considering how protective they are to your teeth. They can help to prevent cavities as well as deep staining.
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Who’s a good candidate for Sealants?
Most patients are good candidates for sealants and we can offer them on an as-needed basis. The process to apply sealants is quick, easy and noninvasive. There is absolutely no anesthetic involved when applying sealants. Children can benefit the most from sealants, though many adults can request them at any time.
What happens during the Sealant procedure?
You’ll be seated comfortably in our office. We then clean and dry your teeth and apply a liquid sealant. The sealant is brushed onto the chewing surfaces of your back teeth and then cured into place with a very bright lighting device. The sealant is then kept firmly in place and can provide protection against cavities and staining. The sealant process takes minutes and you can expect them to stay in place for about one to three years. We can reapply any of the sealants as needed, and they’ll eventually wear away over time regardless of whether or not they’re replaced. You will enjoy the fact that sealants provide the protection that you need for a healthy, clean and strong smile. They can be great for pediatric as well as adult patients looking for a more suitable preventative care option.
If you think you might benefit from sealants, call us today and we can get you in for a consultation appointment.