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Dental Sealants

How We Protect Vulnerable Teeth

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With a dental sealant, we can literally place an invisible shield around a tooth in order to keep out cavity-causing bacteria, plaque, and food particles. We highly recommend them for children who are still learning to brush, but they are also an excellent option for adults who are prone to developing decay. In either case, they can be quickly applied at the end of a regular checkup and provide years of cavity prevention afterward. To learn more about this service and what it could do for you, give us a call today.

Why Choose Dr. William Eick for Dental Sealants?

  • Can help stop cavities for up to 10 years
  • Thin, clear, & almost impossible to see
  • Perfect for children & adults alike

Dental Sealant Basics

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Many people have deep pits and grooves in their teeth where bacteria and food particles can hide and cause decay. Children with poor brushing habits may also develop decay on hard-to-reach molars. For situations like these, dental sealants offer a means of protecting molar and premolar chewing surfaces from decay. Recognized by the American Dental Association as a key means of cavity prevention, dental sealants are simply a thin plastic film that can be applied teeth.

The Dental Sealant Procedure

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First, we identify and fill any spots of decay, then prepare your teeth with a cleaning and etching solution. After about 15 seconds, we thoroughly rinse the solution, dry the surface, coat your teeth with the sealant, and harden it with a curing light. The entire procedure is fast, easy, and comfortable. It takes about 10 to 45 minutes, depending on the number of teeth to seal.

The Benefits of Dental Sealants

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Dental sealants create an impenetrable physical barrier for small food particles and cavity-causing bacteria, making them highly effective in preventing tooth surface decay and the resulting cavities. Dental sealants can last up to ten years. Most insurance companies only cover sealant procedures at a minimal level, but the good news is that insurance companies seem to be recognizing this technique's value as a preventive measure that will help reduce future dental costs and more aggressive treatments. Ask us about dental sealants for you and your kids today!