A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is painted on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. In other words, dental sealants are used as a barrier to help prevent tooth decay. The sealant works by quickly bonding into the depressions and grooves of your teeth. Otherwise known as a safe and effective protective shield against tooth decay.
About Dental Sealants
Brushing and flossing help to remove food and plaque from the surfaces of your teeth, but bristles can’t reach the bottom of your teeth depressions and grooves. Dental sealants are used as a barrier to prevent cavities in vulnerable areas. They are made out of a plastic material and are applied to the chewing surfaces of premolars and molars (back teeth) where decay most often occurs.
Key Benefits of Dental Sealants
- Cavity prevention
- CDC reports the dental sealants to prevent 80 percent of cavities for two years after applicaion
- Saves future cost of dental care
Additional information: Sealants need to be monitored and maintained during regular check-ups and cleaning. As long as the sealant is present, the tooth surface is protected from any decay. Because of the extra layer on the tooth, sometimes a patients bite can feel abnormal after application. Overtime that sensation wears away.[/vc_column_text]
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the procedure hurt?
The procedure is completely painless!
How long will the process take?
The time required to place sealants varies depending on how many need to be done. Usually an appointment to place sealants takes approximately 30 minutes.
Will the cost of my sealants be covered by my insurance?
The majority of insurance companies cover most of our services. For a more detailed estimate of your coverage, please contact your service provider. Feel free to call us anytime at 604-464-4131 for more information regarding insurance coverage.
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Port Coquitlam, B.C., V3B5Y9
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