Safeguard your Smile with Sealants
Here at Wilder Dentistry, we offer dental sealants to protect your fortify your teeth against decay.
What are Dental Sealants?
A dental sealant is an ultra-thin plastic coating that is gently brushed onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This plastic coating smooths out the teeth and provides protection from cavities.
How Do Sealants Protect the Teeth?
Food can easily become trapped within the grooves and ridges of the molars. These areas are difficult to clean and prone to bacteria buildup. Over time, bacteria will harden and lead to painful cavities or deep tooth decay.
At Wilder Dentistry, we prevent food and bacteria buildup by sealing the back teeth. Sealants create a more even surface on the molars, which prevents the collection of bacteria. Molars with sealants are easier to brush and clean, because there are fewer places for bacteria to hide.
Who Needs Dental Sealants?
Children and adults alike can get dental sealants. Children are the most common recipients of dental sealants, because brushing the back teeth can be particularly difficult for young patients. If you and Dr. Wilder determine that a simple dental sealant will protect your teeth from decay, you can get them done in our office right away.
Is the Procedure Difficult for Children?
The sealant procedure is quick and easy. Dr. Wilder will:
- Clean your teeth.
- Apply a gel to the surface of the teeth and let it dry.
- Rinse and dry the tooth.
- Brush on the dental sealant.
- Dry the sealant with a special light.
The dental sealant procedure takes only a few minutes per tooth, and it is painless. Nervous children or adults can feel comfortable throughout the brief sealant process.
We create dental sealants with high quality materials that last up to ten years with proper care. To find out if you or your loved ones could benefit from dental sealants, please give us a call at Wilder Dentistry today!