Dental decay occurs most often on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. To help prevent decay, we recommend dental sealants that are made of a clear or shaded plastic material. The sealant prevents tooth decay by encasing the grooves and pits of chewing surfaces and seals out decay-causing germs and food. Dental sealants are most beneficial to patients when they are placed on your permanent molars as soon as they come in.
How do you place a dental sealant?
The procedure to receive a sealant is painless, simple, and only takes a few minutes. First, the tooth is cleaned and then treated with a solution that attaches the dental sealant to the tooth. The liquid dental sealant is then painted on and hardens quickly to form a protective barrier over the tooth. With proper care, dental sealants can last for up to ten years. Please call Lakeview Dental Care for more information about how sealants can help maintain your optimal dental health.