Sealants are used to protect the molars from acids and oral bacteria that can cause deterioration and decay. They are a thin acrylic coating that is applied over the teeth in one quick and easy procedure. Sealants also provide the benefit of making the teeth easier to brush and floss by smoothing out any rough surfaces. This makes sealants an ideal treatment option for many patients who want to take every precaution possible towards keeping their teeth healthy.
One factor that has greatly contributed to the popularity of sealants is their ease of use. Applying them is very simple and painless. Many patients have sealants applied during a regular checkup for added convenience. Additionally, a patient who uses sealants will not need to make any changes to their regular dental care practices.
Some of the best candidates for sealants are children. Our young patients benefit greatly from the fact that sealants make their teeth easier to clean and maintain. Sealants can help protect their teeth while they develop their oral hygiene skills. We may also recommend sealants for teenagers and adults if we believe that they can benefit from this type of preventive treatment.
Applying dental sealants is a relatively straightforward process that can be completed in a single visit to our practice. We start by thoroughly cleaning any tooth that is designated for sealing. Next, we apply an acidic etching gel to the teeth in order to roughen their outer surfaces. This will help the sealant coating bond with the teeth more easily. We then dry the teeth and carefully paint the sealant coating over their outer surfaces. Once the coating dries, the teeth will be adequately sealed and protected.
Protect your teeth from damage with dental sealants from Allen Dental Center. You can receive top-quality sealants in just one visit to your practice. Our experts look forward to serving you. Please call us at (972) 349-1127 to schedule an appointment.