Sealants are easy to apply and are very often recommended for children and teens. This is due to the fissures and grooves that so easily form in teeth during childhood and adolescence. Many adults will also receive benefits from the use of sealants. Before a dental sealant is applied, teeth are cleaned and dried. Then, the sealant is painted onto the tooth where it will harden. A light is used to help the bonding process. It only takes a few minutes to apply dental sealant, but its effects can last for years.
Plastic sealants are beneficial for all ages. As a preventative measure, it’s more cost-effective to have a sealant applied than to have a root canal procedure or even a filling. Hundreds of dollars can be saved with this simple procedure, but it’s priceless in the protection it affords and the wear and tear it can save on your teeth. You may want to contact our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist for an evaluation to see if you would be a good candidate for dental sealants.