Your Professional Dentists for Teeth Sealants in Alexandria-Elbow Lake
A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars and any deep grooves (called pits and fissures) of teeth. More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves. Teeth with these conditions are hard to clean and are very susceptible to decay. A dental sealant protects the tooth by sealing deep grooves, creating a smooth, easy to clean surface.
Sealants for teeth can protect teeth from decay for many years, but need to be checked for wear and chipping at regular dental visits.
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What do teeth sealants involve?
Sealants on teeth are easily applied by your dentist or dental hygienist and the process takes only a couple of minutes per tooth.
The teeth to be sealed are thoroughly cleaned and then surrounded with cotton to keep the area dry. A special solution is applied to the enamel surface to help the sealant bond to the teeth. The teeth are then rinsed and dried. Sealant material is carefully painted onto the enamel surface to cover the deep grooves or depressions. Depending on the type of sealant used, the material will either harden automatically or with a special curing light.
Proper home care, a balanced diet, and regular visits to our Alexandria-Elbow Lake dentist office will aid in the life of your new sealants. When you need professional dental sealants in Alexandria-Elbow Lake, trust our experienced dentists for teeth sealants for all ages.