Dental sealants are thin liquid plastic coatings that protect teeth from cavities and decay and help keep them healthy for years. At Dental Horizons in Longmont, we offer dental sealants as part of our comprehensive preventive care program.
How are dental sealants applied?
After your teeth have been cleaned and prepared, the sealant material will be painted onto the chewing surfaces of your molars and premolars before being hardened with a special curing light. The procedure takes only a few minutes per tooth and is completely comfortable.
What are the benefits of dental sealants?
Dental sealants are one of the best ways to protect teeth from cavities. The protective coating prevents bacteria and food particles from settling into the pits and grooves of the back teeth, which are often hard to reach with a toothbrush. Dental sealants are durable and can last up to ten years with proper care.
Who is a good candidate for dental sealants?
While most patients with healthy, decay-free teeth will be candidates for sealants, they are especially beneficial for children and teens, and for adults who are lax in their oral hygiene routines or have physical limitations or cognitive issues.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of dental sealants and how Dental Horizons can help protect your teeth, contact us today for more information. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile!