What if there were a treatment that provided an extra layer of protection for your teeth? At West Lakes Dental, we offer dental sealants, which do just that! Sealants are a simple and cost-effective preventative procedure that can greatly improve your smile. Learn more about tooth sealants and how they can protect your teeth from cavities and decay. Ready to get started? Make an appointment at our Mound or Chaska, MN office today!
What Is A Dental Sealant?
Dental sealants are designed to protect one of the most vulnerable areas of your teeth: the chewing surfaces. Sealants are a thin, plastic coating that covers the grooves of your teeth. By covering this area, tooth sealants prevent sugar, acids, and plaque from sticking to your teeth. Anyone who wants extra protection for their teeth can reap the preventative benefits of this treatment.
Which Teeth Benefit Most From Sealants?
Since sealants provide protection for the chewing area of the teeth, the teeth with the largest chewing surfaces benefit most. That means that your molars, the large teeth in the very back corners of your mouth, will benefit most from this treatment. The molars are most vulnerable to decay on their chewing surfaces, but teeth sealants can be extremely effective at preventing debris from sticking to your teeth.
Ideal For Kids, Teens & Adults
Dental sealants are safe for kids, teens and adults. And because younger people are the most likely to indulge in candy and sugary foods, sealants can drastically reduce the chances that these foods will harm their oral health. Since sealants typically last 5-10 years, a single treatment can protect a teen’s teeth for their most vulnerable years.
How The Procedure Works
Tooth sealants are one of the simplest and most convenient dental procedures available. After your teeth have been cleaned, a special gel is applied to prepare them for the sealant, which is then applied like a polish. An ultraviolet light may be used to expedite the drying process. Ultimately, you can have sealants applied without anesthesia or pain. Plus, they’re quick and can be completed within a single visit.
How Do Sealants Feel In The Mouth?
You may be able to feel your dental sealants with your tongue. But the sealants are only in the pits and grooves of the teeth and shouldn’t cause an inconvenience for you. As is the case with braces, dental implants, or any long-lasting dental treatment, there may be a short period of adjustment while the patient gets used to their sealants. But again, there is no pain, and you should be acclimated to them in no time.
Make An Appointment Today
If you’re interested in giving your teeth an extra layer of protection for the upcoming years, tooth sealants may be the ideal preventative treatment. Our teams in Mound and Chaska, MN can provide sealants that are highly effective at keeping sugar and plaque from harming your smile.
Schedule an appointment with us today!