Do you have questions about dental sealants? If so, you’re not alone. For some, dental sealants might seem complex and even a bit confusing, especially if they don’t know much about the product. So, to help you know more about dental sealants and to find the answers you’re looking for, our dentist, Dr. Michael B. Wilhite, is happy to give you the answers to commonly asked questions.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are thin, plastic barriers that are painted onto the surfaces of your teeth. They are difficult to see and feel, and they can last for many years. Typically, children are recommended to use sealants, especially children who don’t quite know how to fully take care of their smiles, but adults can benefit from them too. However, that is only the case if you have chompers that are free from dental fillings and dental issues.
What can dental sealants do for me?
Dental sealants can protect your teeth from tooth decay and other dental issues, even your teeth that are hard to reach during your oral hygiene routine. They can keep your teeth and smile in tip-top shape and help you maintain a top-notch oral health.
What is the process of placing a dental sealant?
The treatment process involves a few simple steps:
First, your dentist will deeply clean the tooth and place an absorbent material around it to keep it dry.
Second, he will cover the tooth with an acidic solution, which will roughen the surface and help the sealant bond to the tooth.
Third, your dentist will paint the sealant onto the tooth and will harden it with a special light.
Your dentist will take these steps for each tooth that needs a sealant.
For more information and details about dental sealants in Davidson, North Carolina, please reach out to our dental team at Davidson Cosmetic & Family Dentistry by calling 704.987.2277 at your earliest convenience. We will be more than happy to assist you, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’re looking for!