Sealants are a type of preventative care that can be advantageous to both adults and children. This easy and noninvasive procedure is performed right in the office and takes just minutes. Sealants can also last for anywhere from one to three years with proper care and hygiene. At Ramona Dental Group, we are committed to providing you with high-quality sealant application and care for a healthier smile.
What are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants provide a layer of protection on the teeth where the sealant has been applied. Both children and adults can benefit from having sealants placed, since the protective layer is geared to preventing decay from infiltrating the tooth and causing a cavity. This is why our team of professionals recommends dental sealants to certain patients who are more prone to developing cavities.
Who is a Good Candidate for Sealants?
A comprehensive examination will be done prior to having sealants placed. In some cases, sealants aren’t the best option, however, more and more patients are benefiting from this protective layer applied to their teeth. Some of the best candidates for sealants include:
- Patients who are prone to cavities
- Patients with deep grooves in their teeth
- Patients who want to prevent the need for fillings and more invasive procedures
The procedure to apply a sealant is done quickly and requires no anesthesia. A transparent liquid is brushed onto the teeth and then cured using a bright light. This hardens and cures the sealant so that it is able to protect the tooth from cavities and hardened plaque. Sealants will need to be reapplied every one to three years as needed, so be sure to continue with routine dental care despite having sealants placed on the teeth.
If you are interested in dental sealants, or would like more information about this procedure, contact us today and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to assist you.