Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants Los AngelesA dental sealant is a plastic material that is most often applied to back molars to "seal out" food and debris from the nooks and crannies often found in these teeth. It is resistant to bacteria and acids and forms an effective barrier against food particles that can cause tooth decay. Because a sealant creates a chewing surface that is much smoother than the natural tooth, debris won’t have as many places to hide. Daily brushing will also be more effective.

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.
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