You may have heard about dental sealants during a visit to the dentist. You may have even had sealants placed when you were younger. So, what are sealants?
Sealants are a dental treatment designed to prevent tooth decay, especially in the back teeth. All teeth have grooves on the surface, but teeth in the back usually have much deeper grooves – so deep they’re even visible to the eye. These grooves and pits create a trap, providing a home for abnormal amounts of bacteria and debris to build up. The purpose of dental sealant treatment is to lessen these grooves and reduce the amount of buildup that can occur, especially in the back teeth. While sealants prevent bacteria from building up in the small grooves in your teeth, they also promote better brushing because the bristles make contact with more of tooth surface areas.
The benefits of dental sealants include:
-Save time by preventing future, unnecessary dental work
-Save money by preventing future, unnecessary dental work
-Limit and prevent painful dental episodes
So what does the process of getting dental sealants involve? It’s a quick, simple and noninvasive procedure. Many dentists recommend sealant treatment for 16 teeth: the four rearmost teeth in each quadrant. The treatment can be completed in under one hour, but will save you years of pain and hassle! Once applied, sealants can protect your teeth for at least five years, and much longer in many cases.
At Barotz Dental, we offer Total Dental Solutions and can handle every aspect of dental care that you desire or require, including sealants! If you are interested in sealant treatment, call us today at 303-595-4994 for more information.