Pleasant Plains Dental is proud to provide patients with dental sealants as a protective measure in complete oral health. Dental sealants are thin coatings that are painted on the teeth to act as a protective barrier in order to prevent cavities. Sealants are typically applied to the back molars where there is a larger surface chewing area with deep grooves and pits. Dental sealants keep unwanted food particles and plaque from damaging the molars and causing cavities.
The application of dental sealants is a painless and quick process. After a dental cleaning, the teeth are dried thoroughly with puffs of air. The sealant is then painted on the teeth and hardened with a specialized light. All of the molars can be done at one time, generally taking less than five minutes for the entire application process. This simple procedure will go a long way in the prevention of cavities and tooth decay. The health of your teeth and mouth is our greatest concern, and at Pleasant Plains Dental, we are committed to helping you achieve ideal oral health through comprehensive dental care.
While teeth sealing has typically been thought of as a procedure used for children, adults can benefit just as much from dental sealants. Our skilled team at Pleasant Plains Dental in Indian Trail, NC, offers expert teeth sealing for both children and adults. Our comprehensive dental practice treats patients of all ages with general, preventive, corrective, and cosmetic dental care. Prevention is the greatest asset in dental care, and dental sealants are a simple way to protect the teeth for years to come. This quick and painless process is done following a dental cleaning and the benefits will last for approximately two years before reapplication is necessary.
If you are looking for a dental practice in Indian Trail, North Carolina that provides ultimate preventive dental care, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to providing you and your family with the highest standard of care to promote optimal oral health.
Will dental sealants change the appearance of my teeth?
Dental sealants are practically invisible and are not noticeable to the untrained eye whatsoever. Your dentist will be able to see your sealants during your dental exams, and they will check to make sure that they are still protecting your teeth adequately. When they begin to appear worn down, we will let you know, and you can decide if you want them removed and if you want new sealants to be applied.
Should I get dental sealants or a fluoride treatment?
Patients are welcome and encouraged to get dental sealants placed and schedule fluoride treatments to keep their teeth healthy and strong. Dental sealants can last up to 10 years or even longer, so once they are placed, you will likely not have to think about them again for several years. Fluoride treatments can be performed more often, and they are used to strengthen the tooth enamel itself, while sealants act as a shield against tooth decay.
Are dental sealants expensive?
Dental sealants are very inexpensive, especially when compared to the benefits that they offer and how long they last. Many dental insurance plans completely cover dental sealants for children, and some offer full or partial coverage for adults. Members of our Dental Savers Plan can also receive dental sealants for a reduced price. For more information or financial questions, we recommend visiting our financial page or contacting our office.