Dental sealants provide a powerful way for you to protect your teeth. They act as a preventative measure against cavities and gum disease, help further encourage dental hygiene, and help save time and money in your dental care. At Artisan Dental, we focus on providing you with dental sealants that will protect your mouth from decay and give you a boost to your oral health. Both children and adults can get dental sealants.
How Do Dental Sealants Work?
Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Normally performed on the back molars, these plastic coatings protect your teeth from plaque, tartar, and food particles that easily get into the grooves and depressions of your teeth. Sealants work to protect against bacteria that can grow and develop into cavities, pulpitis, and long-term tooth decay. Dental sealants, depending on the type used, also can contain fluoride, which helps strengthen the enamel by bonding with the grooves and fissures within the tooth.
Most often, dental sealants are provided for children prone to cavities along the back molars. For children, these sealants are an excellent way to protect children’s baby teeth from harming their adjacent and adult teeth later on in life. However, they aren’t just for children either. Adults can also get dental sealants for their back molars. These sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of teeth problems over time, making sealants excellent options for individuals and families.
At Artisan Dental, we provide dental sealants because we understand the many benefits to people in our communities. These benefits include:
- Preventing Tooth Decay: For teeth with deep grooves can prevent the possibility of cavities forming.
- Cost-Effective Care: Because of its effectiveness at preventing decay, they’re cost-effective for families and individuals needing dental care.
- Long-Lasting Solution: Dental sealants can last as long as 15 years with proper dental hygiene and regular dental visits.
- No Side Effects: There are no reported side effects from using dental sealants and are highly practical.
Our Dental Sealant Procedure at Artisan Dental
Getting sealants from our team at Artisan Dental is a two-step process. It begins with the application of gel that will pit the surfaces of the treated tooth. This gel allows us to roughen the surface of the inner tooth and allow the sealant material to attach to the tooth’s enamel. After the gel, the dental sealant is applied, and the sealant will adhere to the tooth’s surface. In some cases, our dentists may use curing lights to harden the material to the grooves and fissures for a tighter seal. Once completed, regular cleaning will be performed, and your treatment is complete.
Visiting our practice will give you all the tools you need to have good oral care for yourself and your family. Visit us today in Madison, Wisconsin, for more information about receiving dental care from our team.