Applying Dental Sealants
Sealants are one of the easiest preventive dental procedures that can be done. Sealing your teeth can be done in a single dental visit and is entirely painless!
We will first thoroughly clean and dry teeth that are going to be sealed. Cotton will be placed around the tooth to prevent moisture collecting on the tooth. A clean and dry tooth is essential for the sealant material to properly adhere.
Next, a mild acid is applied to the chewing surface of the tooth. This will roughen the surface layer of the tooth’s enamel and will provide an optimal surface for the sealant material to bond to. The tooth will be rinsed with water and dried a final time before the sealant is placed. We will use a curing light that hardens the sealant into a hard plastic. That’s it! Your tooth is now sealed off from harmful plaque and bacteria.
Are Tooth Sealants Expensive?
Dental sealants are perhaps one of the most affordable preventive dental services that you can receive. They help prevent cavities in teeth. Fillings are much more costly than dental sealants.