Patients use sealants to protect teeth from decay and cavities. Made from thin, flexible, plastic coatings, our dentists place the sealants on the tops of your back teeth (molars and premolars). After they are positioned, sealants block out tartar, plaque, bacteria, and food particles to help prevent many dental issues, including cavities. Dental sealants may stay on for years if patients practice good oral hygiene. Not only can sealants improve the health of your mouth and prevent dental cavities, but they can also save money at future dental examinations with Dental Express. During your dental examination, talk to one of our dentists about sealants. For additional information, call one of our San Diego, CA offices and schedule an appointment.
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Patients who experience a lot of issues with cavities are the best candidates for sealants. In many cases, dentists may recommend sealants for young children and teens who have a difficult time maintaining good oral habits. The application of dental sealants is a fast, simple treatment that generally requires no sedation or anesthesia, making it an easy procedure for all ages.
What to Expect
During your consultation, our dentists will first examine your teeth to determine if sealants work best for you. Before the application, we will clean and polish your teeth to remove tartar, plaque, and bacteria. Next, we will brush on the sealant and set it with a light. After the application, our dentists will ensure that the sealant has settled into the correct position.
After your appointment, you should be able to resume your day. It is important for you to develop a regular home oral care plan, including brushing your teeth twice a day, using mouthwash, and flossing. You should try to avoid clenching your teeth or consuming sticky foods. With proper care, sealants can last for many years. At your annual exam with Dental Express, one of our dentists will decide if you need to reapply sealants.
Because sealants are a preventive procedure, most dental insurance companies will cover a portion of the cost. Coverage can vary, particularly in adults, so a team member will determine your coverage by talking to your insurance and then letting you know your out-of-pocket costs. Dental Express takes many different payment methods and if needed, we can assist you with low-interest financing for medical treatments.
You or your child could benefit from sealants to maintain general dental health. They are a great treatment to avoid extensive procedures, like fillings and crowns. As a quick and easy procedure option, sealants can help your family experience easier dental exams and improved overall health. If you would like to learn more about sealants, contact our San Diego, CA office to book an appointment with one of our expert dentists.