Dental sealants have been used as a preventative measure to avert cavities for many years. They are composed of tooth-colored acrylic and are applied on the surface of molars and premolars as these teeth have deep grooves where food particles and the bacteria that feed on them can accumulate. These areas can also be particularly challenging to clean efficiently.
Sealants deliver an additional layer of protection for the teeth against tooth decay and also make them easier to clean. At All Smile Dental in Turlock, California, and Modesto, California, Dr. Singh recommends dental sealants as they can efficiently safeguard your teeth from cavities and help you maintain your oral health.
Benefits of Dental Sealants
Sealant application can be highly beneficial to safeguarding your teeth and has several benefits, including:
- Dental sealants are very durable
- They can be customized to imitate the aesthetics of the natural enamel
- Dental sealants are discrete and unnoticeable when applied to the surface of a tooth
- They keep the harmful bacteria from building up and causing decay
- Dental sealants are biocompatible and will not cause any allergic or adverse reactions
How Are Dental Sealants Applied?
When you visit All Smile Dental in California for dental sealants, Dr. A. P. Singh will first examine your mouth to check for cavities and tartar build-up.
If any decay or bacterial build-up is identified, Dr. Singh will remove them using ultrasonic scaling instruments. These instruments help eliminate plaque deposits that are then washed away using a jet of water.
The sealant is matched in color with the natural tooth enamel to ensure that it is indistinguishable from the tooth.
The teeth will then be prepared for sealant application by roughening the surface of the molars and premolars using an etching liquid. This roughening will enable the sealant to adhere to the tooth.
After the tooth surface is suitably prepared, Dr. Singh will apply the sealant on the teeth surfaces, completely covering the grooves to ensure that bacteria and food residues do not accumulate.
After the sealant is shaped as necessary, a bite test will ensure that it does not affect your bite.
If you want to know more about dental sealants, visit the All Smile Dental offices in California. You can find us at 1647 Countryside Dr, Turlock, CA 95380 and 1100 Carver Rd. #5, Modesto, CA 95350 orCall our Dentist in Turlock, CA at (209) 668-3736 or Dentist in Modesto, CA at (209) 409-8839.