Dental sealants - St. Matthews Advanced Dentistry
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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Sealants are successfully used to protect molars and premolars chewing surfaces from decay by sealing their deep grooves . After a permanent tooth is sealed, bacteria can not use the tooth grooves for habitation and this prevents decays. The entire procedure takes few minutes per tooth and it is totally painless. Sealants are great investment to protect permanent teeth from getting decays at all. Sealants consists of a resin that is placed on the occlusal surface of teeth, fissures and pits. They are usually recommended to be done as soon as first molars are fully erupted in a child mouth. If you are an adult and never had sealants during the childhood age, sealants still can be placed in your mouth and they still may help with cavity prevention. All eight molars and premolars sealants can be done in one visit.

During the procedure, Dr. Hakim or our wonderful hygienist, would isolate the tooth or teeth, apply the sealant after careful application of bonding material to the grooves. The procedure does not need any kind of numbing and usually take about 3 to 5 minutes per tooth. Sealants help food and plaque to be removed easier by simple brushing because they make pits and grooves smooth. This smoothness also prevents bacterial habitation in the pits and grooves. Sealants are a great way investment in improving the oral health by helping cavity prevention and teeth structure preservation. If you have any question regarding this easy and inexpensive procedure questions, please give us a call at (502)897-1677

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