Dental sealants placed at Cascade Family Dental are effective at providing extra cavity protection for at-risk children and adults.
Average procedure time: 15 mins
Dental sealants are a plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the molar and premolar teeth. These protective coatings greatly reduce the buildup of bacteria in the deep crevices of these teeth, keeping your mouth healthy for longer. More than 75 percent of dental caries (cavities) begin in these deep grooves because cleaning debris from pits and fissures is very difficult. Typically clear, tinted, or white in colour, dental sealants are an aesthetic choice as well as a preventative one.
How Are Sealants Applied?
Sealants can be applied quickly during a single visit to our office. Your dentist or dental hygienist will clean the teeth to be sealed and surround them with cotton to keep the area dry. A bonding agent is applied to the biting surface of the teeth to help the sealant material bond to the teeth. The teeth are then rinsed and dried. The resin sealant solution is applied to the biting surface between deep grooves. Depending on the type of sealant used, the material will either harden automatically or with a special curing light.
If you think dental sealants are right for you or your child, talk to us today. With our years of experience and high level of expertise in placing dental sealants, it is our mission to help you.