Preventative

Dental Sealants

Performed by Canepa Dental

Summary

A dental sealant is a thin layer of clear plastic that is usually applied to the back teeth (molars) that creates a protective layer for the teeth.

Why Consider

This procedure is typically performed as a preventative technique as the sealant protective layer can stop future decay (cavities) from forming. Although sealants can be applied to adult teeth, this procedure can be very beneficial for teenagers whose adult molars have just erupted. The natural gaps in the tooth are a natural place for food and plaque to collect, and protecting this area can prevent future decay (cavities), pain, loss of a tooth, and expensive procedures to repair the damage.

What to Expect

Applying dental sealant is fast and doesn't cause pain. It involves cleaning the tooth, roughing up the surface of the tooth, drying the tooth, and "painting" on the sealant material using a light to harden the sealant, bonding it to the tooth.

After the Procedure

Dental sealants typically can last up to 10 years, but need to be checked for chipping and cracking through regular dental checkups.

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About ASIRD

The American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD) is a nationwide not-for-profit association dedicated to educating consumers on the value of dental implants and the importance of choosing an experienced surgeon and dentist team recognized for having a collaborative relationship to ensure optimal results. These teams work together throughout the process and are committed to providing customized, patient-specific, long-term solutions for your dental implant needs.