Sealants are resins that flow into the naturally occurring grooves of the teeth and then hardens to form a protective seal like against the bacteria that cause decay in your teeth.
They are an excellent method to prevent decay from developing in otherwise healthy teeth.
It is a physical barrier placed by the dentist to avoid the food/bacteria getting stuck to the chewing platform of the back teeth (premolars and molars).
It is highly successful in avoiding cavities on the covered surfaces. But they won’t be preventing any cavities in between teeth. They are semi-permanent. They usually stick around for a few years, but eventually, they fall out or wear away.
Done sealants correctly help prevent cavities in areas that are susceptible to decay.
Seven important things that should be known about dental sealants are:-
1.What is a Dental Sealant?
Dental sealants are a plastic material that dentists apply to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars in the back of your mouth.Once a sealant is painted on the tooth, it bonds to the tooth and hardens. This protective sealant provides an extra barrier from cavities forming.
2.Why are Sealants Beneficial?
Brushing and flossing eliminate food particles and plaque from the surfaces of your teeth, but it’s difficult for your toothbrush bristles to reach the molars at the back of your mouth. Plaque and cavities can easily form in the depressions and grooves on your molars. Once the plastic resin bonds to those teeth and hardens, it seals out food and plaque.
3.Do Sealants hurt when Applied?
No. The application of sealants is a painless process. Schedule an appointment with Cosmetic Dentistry, and they will help you through this process!.
4.How long does it take to get Sealant?
Sealant application requires only one office visit. After dentist cleans the sealed teeth, he paints a plastic material onto the chewing surfaces of your teeth.
The sealant bonds to the tooth enamel harden. Sealant treatment usually takes five to forty-five minutes, depending on the number of teeth being sealed.
5.How long do Dental Sealants last?
Under the force of normal chewing, sealants often last several years before the reapplication is needed.
6.Who is a good Candidate for Sealants?
Decay can begin at a young age in the depressions and grooves of molars and premolars. Dentist recommends that children get sealants after their molars come in, usually around ages 6-8. However, teens and adults, especially those prone to cavities, can also reap the protective benefits of sealants.
7.Are Dental Sealants covered by Insurance?
Insurance benefits for dental sealants have increased over the years as sealants have become recognized as an important preventive care technique. However, you are required to check with your insurance provider regarding specific coverage.
Sealants are designed to protect those vulnerable areas.
For more contact :
Saad Smiles Dentistry
8810 Middlebelt Road, Livonia, MI 48150