Protect your teeth from wear and decay with a simple dental sealant. A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is painted on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. With sealants, your teeth are better protected from tooth decay because the coating acts as a barrier. Your sealant works by bonding into the depressions and grooves of your teeth. Sealants are a safe and effective protective shield against tooth decay.
Why You Should Consider Dental Sealants
When you brush and floss, you’re removing food and plaque from the surfaces of your teeth. However, bristles can’t reach the bottom of the depressions and grooves in your teeth. In other words, you need dental sealants to protect these vulnerable areas. When you get dental sealants, our dental hygienist carefully applies the virtually unnoticeable plastic coating to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. Your back teeth (molars and premolars) are where tooth decay most often occurs.
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, your bite may feel abnormal after application. However, that sensation quickly wears away.
Key Benefits of Dental Sealants
- The CDC reports that dental sealants prevent 80 percent of cavities for two years after application
- They save costs on future appointments
- You won’t be able to feel them
- Your treatment is quick and painless
- You can ask for dental sealants at your next cleaning
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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