Dental sealants are a great tool for preventing cavities in hard-to-reach areas. The dental sealant procedure is typically recommended for children between ages 6 and 14, but the benefits of dental sealants apply to virtually all ages. Dental sealants are made from specially designed dental resin or plastic. They are carefully applied in liquid form onto the teeth in a thin layer. The sealant then quickly hardens and bonds directly onto the tooth, sometimes with the aid of a curing light. Sealants can remain effective for as long as a decade, but they still are checked for wear during every dental check-up.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL SEALANTS?
Children are the most common patients that receive dental sealant treatments, but adults can also benefit from a dental sealant procedure. Some of the many benefits include:
- Affordable method for preventing cavities
- Application is quick and easy, and protection begins right after application
- Sealants are basically invisible
- Sealants are durable and the protection can last for years
ARE SEALANTS SAFE FOR CHILDREN’S TEETH?
If you’re not familiar with sealants, the procedure may seem a little odd at first. But the truth is that dental sealants have been safe and effective for decades and a study by the CDC verifies the safety and effectiveness of dental sealants for children.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DENTAL SEALANTS?
If you’re interested in getting pricing or scheduling a dental procedure, contact our staff to learn more. We provide dental sealing services to patients throughout our local area including Southfield, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Ferndale, and Royal Oak.