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We provide general dentistry services at our office. For specialized or more complex treatments, we will refer you to a specialist so that you may receive the best possible care for your concerns or issues.
Sealants offer protection against tooth decay, specifically on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They are usually recommended for children, as soon as the back teeth erupt, and also for teenagers. They can be applied to primary (baby) teeth or permanent (adult) teeth. At each regular dental visit, the back teeth are examined and the dentist will determine if they are candidates for sealants.
The sealant material (plastic white resin) is applied in the pits and grooves of these back teeth, which are areas that are difficult to keep clean because toothbrush bristles cannot reach the bottom of these pits. First the teeth are cleaned, and then the sealant is “painted” into the pits and grooves. Then a special curing light is used to harden the sealant and make it bond to the tooth. The procedure is very simple and takes only a few minutes.
Sealants may last for several years, but your dentist will check the condition of the sealants at each regular dental visit to determine if they need to be reapplied.