Dental sealants are a great addition to your visit if you want to protect your family’s smile from cavity-causing bacteria. Since the back teeth have such a ridged surface, it’s easy for food and bacteria to get stuck there and multiply. Dental sealants help to stop bacteria from reaching the surface of your tooth and prevent tooth decay.
If you or your child need protective dental sealants, call our office today to schedule your appointment!
Are dental sealants safe?
Dental sealants are a safe, well-tested, and common preventative dentistry treatment. They can be especially helpful for children and teens who may struggle to keep up with good oral care routines.
Are dental sealants the same as fillings?
Dental sealants are not the same as fillings. Fillings are a restorative dentistry treatment meant to seal a hole left behind by tooth decay or other trauma. Sealants can be made of the same materials as fillings but are painted on in a thin layer to prevent tooth decay from occurring.
How expensive are dental sealants?
Each patient will have unique needs. The best way to know the expected cost is by scheduling a consultation with our staff. The dentist will happily review options and help you find the best choice for your smile and budget. We also invite you to see the financing options available to you by clicking here!
How long do dental sealants last?
With proper care, sealants can last up to five years. After this, a consult with your dentist will let you know if replacing them is an amiable option.