Dental sealants coat the surface of your teeth to protect against bacteria, food, and plaque. At Dedicated Dental Solutions, we use sealants as a simple way to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Sealants are an affordable and fast treatment that makes a big difference in your oral health and smile.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Sealants are a tooth-colored coating that gets in the ridges and grooves of teeth to prevent decay and bacteria growth. They are far less expensive than traditional fillings and act as a barrier for dry and clean teeth. Dentists usually apply sealants to molars, but they can also benefit any tooth.
Sealants don’t change the appearance of your natural teeth, and they offer reliable protection for years to come.
Pairing sealants with your regular dental hygiene routine (cleanings, brushing, checkups, and flossing) can lead to your healthiest smile yet!
Our Sealant Process
The dental sealant process is one of the most non-invasive, comfortable, and easiest ways to protect yourself from harmful tooth decay. You’ll have results that last for years. When you schedule your appointment for sealants at Dedicated Dental Solutions, we start with a consultation and exam to ensure your teeth are in good condition for the procedure.
Applying sealants is a relatively short process that takes less than an hour. Children and adult patients all enjoy the many benefits of sealants and feel comfortable working with our team. When you schedule a sealant procedure with Dedicated Dental Solutions, we take the following steps.
- We clean and dry each tooth before applying the sealant to the tooth surface.
- We use a curing light to harden the coating and bond it to the teeth.
At your future appointments, we’ll check the condition of your sealants and address any issues.
Benefits of Sealants
Sometimes, flossing and brushing are not enough. Sealants save your permanent teeth from decay in the toughest-to-reach areas, where food particles remain stuck. Sealants prevent bacteria from getting in every nook and cranny by sealing off teeth grooves.
Getting a dental treatment can feel nerve-wracking and stressful if you have dental anxiety, but with Dedicated Dental Solutions, it is quick and easy! Sealants serve as a preventative measure and help if your teeth are too close and have many small crevices. They leave no room for cavities or damage to form!
Primary and permanent molars may receive sealants depending on their condition and the amount of deep grooves. Although they stay in good condition, your sealants can eventually chip, fall out, or sustain damage. If this happens, our experienced dentists will figure out the best next step, such as replacing or reapplying the sealant.
Contact Us For Rapid City’s Best Removable Dentures!
Patients of all ages can lower their risk of tooth decay, cavities, and other oral issues by investing in sealants. Our skillful team can easily apply sealants to your teeth with just one visit, so contact us to see if this treatment is right for you. Call Dedicated Dental Solutions at (605) 341-0826 to schedule an appointment with us in Rapid City, SD.