What is a Sealant?
Sealants have been used for years to help keep patients’ teeth protected. These are clear coatings that can be applied to the biting and chewing surfaces of the back teeth. By covering these areas, they are less likely to become infiltrated by bacteria which could cause decay. This can prevent the need for eventual fillings, root canals and extractions.
Why would someone need a Sealant?
There are many different reasons for why someone would need sealants. If you don’t take great care of your teeth or have weaker enamel, you might benefit from this protective measure. Likewise, children who don’t always have the best brushing habits can benefit from sealants as well. Patients with deep pitting, grooves and fissures on the back teeth will find sealants to be quite beneficial.
Who is the right candidate for Sealants?
Dr. Rivers will examine your teeth first to determine if sealants are a good option for you. Many people can and will benefit from these sealants being placed over the teeth. This is why it is a good idea for you to consider working with us to see about having them placed. Most of these sealants can last for around one to three years depending on the amount of wear they receive every day.
What happens throughout the Sealant process?
The procedure starts by you coming into Rivers Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. We clean and then dry all of your back teeth. These teeth are then covered in a clear varnish that helps to fill in grooves, pits and fissures. The doctor will then cure this material with a special light so that they do not move out of the way. The entire process takes just a couple of minutes and can provide you with an amazingly healthy smile for many years to come. You’ll love how quick and easy it is for you to have sealants placed over the backs of your teeth.
If you believe that you need to have sealants placed, call our Mocksville, NC office today to schedule an appointment.