At Rolling Creek Family Dentistry, we believe in being proactive and aim to provide the best preventative care. One of the preventive services we offer is dental sealants. To protect your teeth from cavities we can provide you with dental sealants that will safeguard your smile.
Understanding Dental Sealants:
Dental sealants are a thin, protective coating that is applied to the back teeth. These teeth have deep grooves and pits that are vulnerable to decay and can be challenging to clean thoroughly. Dental sealants act as a barrier, preventing food particles and bacteria from getting trapped in these areas and causing cavities.
The Benefits of Dental Sealants:
Choosing dental sealants as part of your preventive dental care offers numerous advantages, including:
Cavity Prevention: Dental sealants provide an extra layer of protection against cavities by sealing off the vulnerable areas of the teeth. They effectively block out bacteria and food particles, reducing the risk of decay.
Ease of Application: Dental sealants is quick, painless, and non-invasive. It involves cleaning the teeth, applying an adhesive material, and then placing the sealant on the tooth surface. No drilling or anesthesia is required.
Long-lasting Protection: Dental sealants can last for several years with proper care. Our skilled dentists will monitor and evaluate the condition of your sealants during regular check-ups to ensure they are still intact and providing optimal protection.
Comfortable and Natural: Dental sealants are thin and virtually invisible once applied. They do not interfere with your bite or speech, providing a comfortable and natural feeling in your mouth.
Cost-effective Prevention: Investing in dental sealants is a cost-effective approach to preventive care. By reducing the risk of cavities, you can potentially save money on extensive dental treatments in the future.
The Dental Sealant Procedure:
The application of dental sealants is a straightforward and painless process that can typically be completed in one visit. Here's what you can expect during the procedure:
Cleaning and Preparation: Our dentists will thoroughly clean your teeth and dry them before applying an etching gel. This gel helps the sealant bond securely to the tooth surface.
Sealant Application: The dental sealant is then carefully applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. It is a liquid material that quickly hardens into a protective coating.
Curing: In some cases, a special light may be used to cure the sealant and ensure it bonds securely to the tooth surface.
Evaluation and Maintenance: Our dentists will examine the sealants during your regular check-ups to ensure they are intact and functioning effectively. If needed, they can reapply or repair the sealants to maintain their protective properties.
Protecting your teeth from cavities is essential for maintaining a healthy smile. Contact Rolling Creek Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment for dental sealants.
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