Dental sealants are a thin coating applied to the back teeth, specifically on the chewing part of the premolars and molars. It is used by the dentist to prevent tooth decay since they act as a barrier to "seal-off" the grooved and pitted spaces of the tooth.
Who should get dental sealants?
It is primarily for children and adolescents, but can also be applied to adult patients. The sealants protect children’s premolars and molars when they first come in. The coating lasts approximately 10 years. Applying sealants at a young age will prevent and protect their teeth for a long time.
Our dentist in Simi Valley considers that dental sealants are of utmost importance for the following reasons:
- They stop decay and plaque that may accumulate on teeth
- They help prevent caries
- They provide extra protection to teeth
- They will help you maintain healthy teeth longer
- It is a safe and cost-efficient procedure
- It is a fast and pain-free treatment
How are sealants applied?
Before the sealants are put on, the teeth are cleaned and then acid is applied to the chewing part of the teeth. Once the acid is dried, the sealants are carefully painted on. They harden in the grooves providing long-term protection.
Dr. Muradina, our Simi Valley dentist uses this technique to keep your children from having problems down the road. Our main priority is providing comfort for our young patients while also promoting oral health. Call our Simi Valley dentist today for an appointment.