What’s a Dental Sealant?
Dental sealants are clear coverings that are meant to protect vulnerable teeth. They are most often beneficial for patients who are prone to cavities and dental decay. The sealant is brushed onto the biting or chewing surfaces of the teeth, protecting them from bacteria and decay. Sealants often eliminate the need for fillings, making them ideal for both pediatric and adult patients.
Why are Sealants needed?
You may be advised to get sealants if you’re vulnerable to developing cavities. For children with poor oral hygiene, sealants can protect and preserve their teeth for as long as possible. Sealants aren’t just for pediatric patients, as they can be highly advantageous to adult patients as well. Dr. Adkins is able to provide dental sealants for all types of patients and for varying needs.
What makes you a good candidate for Sealants?
If you are looking for a clear, easy way to protect your teeth from cavities, sealants are a great option for you. The procedure is done quickly and requires absolutely no anesthetic. Sealants last for about one to three years in total, and they can be replaced as they wear away. The process of placing sealants can be done in under an hour in our office.
What can be expected during the Sealant procedure?
First, you or your child will come into the office and have the sealant liquid brushed onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This liquid is then hardened into place using a curing light. The sealant is clear, so it is virtually invisible to the naked eye. The sealant will then last for about one to three years, depending on your brushing habits and how well you take care of your teeth. The sealant procedure is ideal for all types of patients and can do wonders for preventing the need for fillings. Dr. Adkins is able to provide this procedure at your own convenience.
If you would like sealants or have a child who would benefit from dental sealants, call our office so that our helpful staff members can further assist you.