Dental sealants serve as a barrier to help prevent cavities. We use a thin protective layer and applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth like premolars and molars, where decay happens most often.
Thorough brushing, flossing and rinsing help remove food and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth. But toothbrush bristles cannot get into the depressions and grooves of the chewing surfaces to eliminate all plaque and bacteria. Sealants help protect these areas from plaque and bacterial attack.
Dental Sealants are one of the most effective forms of preventative dentistry available to you.
Sealants are an excellent way to reduce the need for fillings and more expensive treatment that could be required to repair the damage from cavities in the future. Why wait and allow the tooth to become damaged, and then pay for a more expensive restoration procedure?
- Sealants are virtually invisible
- Sealants are very discrete and do not change the bite
How long do sealants last?
Our sealants are of a high quality and therefore usually last for 5 to 10 years. This gets kids through their years of highest decay potential.