Dental sealants are used to prevent 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 usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the pre-molars and molars (back teeth) where decay most often occurs.
Key Benefits of Dental Sealants
- Prevents cavities
- Saves future cost of dental care
Additional information: Sealants are applied easily by painting the plastic material onto the tooth’s enamel, where it bonds to the tooth and hardens. As long as the sealant is present, the tooth surface is protected from any decay.
Frequently Asked Questions
The procedure is completely painless!
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.
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.