When left untreated, bacteria can infect your teeth, causing tension in the tooth and affecting your ability to eat and speak properly. To help eliminate the need for extra costs associated with restorative treatments, we recommend dental sealants. A dental sealant is applied as a thin, protective coating to block out bacteria from damaging your teeth and is highly recommended for its ability to last for many years.
During treatment, a gel is carefully painted on the tooth to prep it for the sealant. Shortly afterward, our dentist will apply a smooth and natural-looking sealant over your tooth. After application, the sealant will quickly harden over the tooth and help form a physical barrier against harmful germs, effectively preserving your smile from unwanted damage.
Sealants involve a simple, noninvasive application process and are often recommended to help protect teeth from future decay. Both children and adults may receive dental sealants to help them preserve and maintain their smiles. In addition to receiving a sealant, we encourage patients to continue maintaining proper oral hygiene and visit with us for regular checkups.
If you would like to learn more about how you can receive dental sealants, call our office today for an appointment!