There are a variety of dental procedures and treatments that focus on preventing dental decay before it becomes a problem. One such treatment is a dental sealant.
Dental sealants are tooth-colored acrylics that cover or “seal” an area on a tooth. Typically, dental sealants are applied to the deep pits of molars and premolars, where four out of five cavities in children are found. This is because molars have deep ridges that tend to collect food and drink particles, which are perfect conditions for dental decay causing cavities that require amalgam or composite fillings. If you have any misgivings about getting sealants, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Dental sealants are painless to apply and the entire procedure only takes a few minutes. In fact, your initial examination will make up the majority of your visit. After determining which teeth and areas would benefit most from sealants, our team will begin the sealant process.