If you are one who wants to prevent tooth decay as much as possible, then dental sealants are the perfect treatment for you! Dental sealants are thin, protective shells that are painted onto your teeth. They will keep your teeth in tip-top shape by keeping harmful particles away from your tooth enamel.
Children are generally encouraged to get sealants, but adults are more than welcome to as well. As long as the adult does not have tooth decay or dental fillings in the teeth needing the sealants, we are more than happy to protect their teeth with this product.
The process of placing the sealant is simple and easy. First, your dentist will thoroughly clean and dry the tooth that is receiving the sealant. Then, she will roughen the surface with an acidic solution. This will help the sealant bond to the tooth. Next, your dentist will rinse and dry your tooth once again. Finally, she will paint the sealant onto the surface of the tooth and will harden it with a special light.
Typically, sealants can last up to 10 years, but they will need to be checked at every checkup. If necessary, your dentist will replace the sealant with a new one.
If you are interested in protecting your smile with dental sealants in Denver, Colorado, call our office now at 303-278-3353 and schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated dentists, Dr. Kate Steele, Dr. Lisa Schaffer, or Dr. Andrea Frank. Our Steele Dentistry team will be thrilled to help you easily and successfully protect your smile! We look forward to hearing from you.