Dental sealants are made of unique plastic materials that are used to protect the premolars and molars. Protecting these teeth is essential since they are vulnerable to decay. Molars are hard to clean because of the narrow and deep fissures where food particles and bacteria hide. Although sealants are not substitutes for brushing and flossing, they prevent cavities from developing and even stop cavities on an early stage. At Sunny Isles Dental, we offer Dental Sealants Treatment to help our patients keep their teeth healthy. We have highly experienced staff, and we use the latest technology to provide our patients the best dental care possible.
When to have Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are placed at the fissures of the permanent molar tooth after they completely erupt (usually around the age of 6 and 12). Sealing the teeth early protects them from cavities and save the patient from undergoing a lot of dental treatments in the future. Adults who are vulnerable to decay can also have dental sealants.
How are Dental Sealants applied?
There are no drills or shots needed making the application of dental sealants a fast and painless procedure.
- Cleaning of the surface of the tooth using rotating brush and paste.
- Washing or rinsing with water and drying of the tooth.
- Placing the solution (gel roughens the tooth surface for strong bonding) to the fissured area of the chewing surface of the tooth.
- Drying of the tooth
- Placing and hardening (using a curing light) of the dental sealant on the tooth.
How Long Do Sealants Last?
Dental sealants that are well-applied can last for many years and can be reapplied if needed. If a dental sealant is damaged, a replacement could be placed right on the top of the same tooth.
Without sealants, the teeth could develop cavities that may result in teeth loss or may require intensive procedures in the future. It is better to prevent it earlier than deal with severe dental complications.
Get added protection to your teeth with Dental Sealants in Sunny Isles Beach. Book your appointment with Sunny Isles Dental! Our dental office is located at 17100 Collins Ave, Ste. 213 Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160.