If you’ve ever taken a look at your teeth, you’ve noticed that there are many pits, grooves, nooks, and crannies all over the surface. All of these different depressions in the surface of your teeth make a great place to host debris, bacteria, and plaque that can ultimately result in tooth decay or infection. If this is becoming an increasingly common problem with you or one of your children’s teeth. Dental sealants can be a great tool that prevents different kinds of dental complications. Let’s take a look at what dental sealants are exactly.
Dental sealants are a thin yet protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the patient’s teeth. Dental sealants are often made from BPA-free plastics or other dental materials that can allow them to blend 100% seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Even though they blend in seamlessly, they still provide great protection against different kinds of infections or decay that can affect the health of your teeth. In addition to the benefits that come with dental sealants, the process is quick, comfortable, and can be performed in a single visit to our dental practice in Lancaster.
As stated above, the application of dental sealants is extremely quick and comfortable. In order to facilitate the application of the dental sealant solution itself, a very small portion of enamel is buffed off the surface, while an additional solution is coated on to aid in the adherence process. Then the dental sealant solution is painted on to each tooth, and finally, it is cured using a special UV light.
As simple as it sounds, this process is a great help in preventing tooth decay that can cause a host of other problems in the future.
If you still have questions or concerns regarding dental sealants, feel free to give us at Kids First Dental a call. The team here at our office in Lancaster is readily equipped to answer any of your questions, address any concerns and can help you schedule a consultation appointment in order to get the oral care you’ve always deserved finally.