Dental Sealants - Effective Protection Against Decay

Dental sealants are a preventive treatment at Warrington Dental PC that play a vital role in protecting teeth from decay, especially in molars and premolars. They are particularly beneficial for children and adolescents but can be equally effective for adults.

What are Dental Sealants and How Do They Work?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings made from plastic or other dental materials. They are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars), where decay most often occurs. Sealants quickly bond into the grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel.

Who Should Get Dental Sealants?

Sealants are most commonly recommended for children and teenagers as soon as their permanent molars and premolars come in. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.

What is the Process of Applying Dental Sealants?

The process is quick and painless. The tooth is cleaned, dried, and a solution is applied to help the sealant bond to the tooth. Then the sealant is painted onto the tooth enamel, where it hardens and bonds directly to the tooth, sometimes aided by a curing light.

How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?

Sealants can protect teeth from decay for up to 10 years, but they need to be checked for wear and chipping at regular dental visits.

Are Dental Sealants Visible?

Sealants are typically clear or slightly tinted and are not easily visible when you talk or smile.

Protect Your Teeth with Dental Sealants - Book an Appointment!

Preventive care is a key part of maintaining good oral health. Schedule an appointment at Warrington Dental PC to find out if dental sealants are right for you or your child.

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