About Dental Sealants
Crevices in the chewing surfaces of the premolars and molars tend to harbor more food debris and buildup, meaning they are more vulnerable to having decay. Dental sealants, a routine part of preventive dentistry, can shield the teeth from damage caused by decay. These thin defensive barriers are composed of an invisible or tooth-colored substance that is brushed onto the tops of molar or premolar teeth. As soon as they're bonded, dental sealants can defend these teeth and produce a smoother surface, which is easier to brush. Dental sealants offered at DentalWorks - Hyperlingo don't just help protect from cavities; they might also reduce your family's needs for fillings or other corrective care down the road. Talk to Dr. Dentist Two during your twice-yearly dental visits at our City, ST practice to decide if you or your child may benefit from dental sealants.
Who Is a Candidate for Sealants?
Children in the age group 6 – 12 are typically more at risk for cavities on the tops of their back teeth and, therefore, are ideal candidates to receive dental sealants. Further, older patients could also consider getting dental sealants, for example, patients who have a difficult time maintaining proper oral hygiene routines or who are predisposed to cavities. At DentalWorks - Hyperlingo, getting dental sealants is a quick, simple process that generally requires no anesthesia. Call about your consultation, and a member of our dental staff can evaluate you or your child to discover if you might benefit from this simple and reliable option.
What Is the Sealant Process?
Before beginning, will have to examine the teeth to learn if dental sealants are the right solution for you or your child. To prepare your mouth for dental sealants, a member of our staff will clean the enamel to eradicate any plaque, food particles, and bacteria from the crevices. The dried, and a fine film of sealant product will be placed precisely into the grooves with a small brush. An advanced curing light is then set on top of the tooth; this will strengthen the sealant coating in approximately 10 – 20 seconds. After every sealant is applied, our staff will check your chewing surfaces for alignment and supply you with tips on how to properly take care of your dental sealants.
Caring for Dental Sealants
your sealant placement, you or your little one can resume your normal routine. Throughout the following days, it is essential to avoid consuming sticky or tough foods to help keep your sealants intact as they settle into your teeth. also recommends individuals to develop a proper dental wellness regimen, including flossing and brushing the teeth at least two times a day. When tended to correctly, dental sealants could remain in good shape for many years. The staff at DentalWorks - Hyperlingo will evaluate your teeth during regular oral exams and inform you when the sealants need to be redone.
Will Insurance Cover Dental Sealants?
Given that sealants are commonly considered a preventive dentistry treatment, many insurance plans pay for them for kids or adolescents up to a certain age. Coverage could be different for teens and adults, so our billing team will go over your plan and estimate your extra expenses. DentalWorks - Hyperlingo takes a number of payment options to make your dental attention even more convenient and affordable for you and your family.
FAQ ABOUT DENTAL SEALANTS
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) that help to prevent cavities.
Is a dental sealant a better option than a filling?
Sealants are a quick and painless way to prevent cavities. A tooth without a cavity is healthier and stronger than a tooth that has a filling or an untreated cavity. Sealants are less expensive and easier to apply than a filling.
When should children get dental sealants?
Sealants prevent the most cavities when applied soon after permanent molars come in. This is usually around age 6 for the first molars and age 12 for the second molars.
Do dental sealants hurt?
Getting a sealant is easy and does not hurt. The tooth is cleaned, rinsed, and dried. Next, the dental sealant is painted on the tooth. The dentist may shine a light on the tooth to help harden the sealant to form a protective shield.
How long do dental sealants last?
Dental sealants have shown to still work approximately nine years after placement. However, sometimes they do fall off. If a tooth loses a sealant, the protective shield is gone and the tooth can get a cavity. That is why it is important to maintain regular dental appointments so they can be checked. The good news is that missing sealants are easy to replace.
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Protect Teeth From Tooth Decay
Protect against cavities and your family have glowing, clean smiles for years to come. Sealants are an effective, quick, simple service at DentalWorks - Hyperlingo that may also decrease the need for future dental treatments and allow for improved dental wellness. Decide if dental sealants are good for you or your children by arranging a visit with at our City, ST facility today!
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