There is a common misconception that dental sealants are only for children; however, that is further from the truth. Both adults and children are ideal candidates for dental sealant treatment if their teeth are more vulnerable than normal. Dental sealants are one of the most simple and effective treatments available. The application is quick and easy, it is completely painless, and affordable.
If you find that you take excellent care of your teeth and are still going to the dentist and being told you have a cavity, it may be the appropriate time to consider dental sealants for you or any member of your family.
To prepare for the application of the sealant, it is imperative that your teeth are cleaned thoroughly. Just like any normal dental cleaning, any plaque, tartar and surface irregularities are removed to ensure the cleanest teeth possible. Once the teeth are clean and dry, very superficial etching is done on your teeth to create a bond. This is done with a gel and will not create any teeth weakening, it is only done to create the best surface grip for the sealant. The sealant itself is then painted onto each tooth carefully and as the material coats your teeth is enters each groove and crevice of your teeth.
After the application of the sealant itself to your teeth, it will then be cured with an ultraviolet light that hardens the material. By the end of the appointment, your dentist will make sure your bite isn’t effected, and you’ll be on your way out of the office with incredibly protected teeth.
If these sounds like the perfect solution to a problem you or a family member may have and you’re eager for more answers, we at Village Family Dentist in Granville, OH would love to answer your questions. Give us a call today to schedule your first appointment with us!