Dental Sealants – Port Charlotte, FL
Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are painted onto your teeth. These are usually on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, such as your molars, where grooves and slight depressions are likely to hold onto food debris and cavity-causing plaque. The sealant helps get into these grooves of the teeth to block out the food and plaque build-up. Ask our dentist near you at Caring Way Dentistry in Port Charlotte to see if dental sealants are suitable for giving your teeth that extra protection.
Why Choose Caring Way Dentistry for Dental Sealants?
- Dentist with Decades of Experience
- Safe, Comfortable Dental Practice
- Empathetic Care for Younger Patients
Who Are Sealants For?
Usually, it is recommended that children and teenagers be getting dental sealants while they still haven’t developed any cavities. This is especially important for children when their molars first come in, as this can act as an excellent preventative measure against cavities while the child grows.
Because baby teeth are essential for teeth placement, dental sealant for baby teeth is also appropriate.
Adults can benefit from dental sealants as well. However, their molars can’t have decay or fillings already. It is possible to use sealants on a tooth that has early decay, however. Consult the dentist near you to determine how far the decay has gone.
How Is It Done?
Dental sealant is applied after first thoroughly cleaning your teeth, drying them, and applying an acid solution to create a better surface for the sealant to bond. Once the application is complete, a curing light may be used to help the sealant harden quicker.
How Long Does Dental Sealant Last?
Typically, dental sealants can last from a few years to 10 years, but they must be checked during regular check-ups. This is because sealant can be chipped, and it also wears over time.
While some insurance companies cover dental sealants for children and teens, it’s always wise to check with your dental insurance carrier to ensure that you have coverage.