Are you prone to getting cavities in your back teeth? This may be due to having plaque accumulate in the deep grooves or divots on the surface of your molars. Bacteria love to hide where toothbrush bristles can’t reach, which is why we recommend asking our dentist if you’re a candidate for dental sealants.
It’s important to remember that dental sealants are not a replacement for practicing good oral hygiene. Instead, it’s an extra layer of protection so you can avoid cavities and maintain a healthy smile for life.
Dr. Bandy offers the dental sealants procedure to patients of all ages. But you’ll want to check your insurance policy first. While most dental insurance policies cover sealants for children, the same can’t be said for adults. That being said, dental sealants are a lot less expensive than fillings, crowns, and other types of restorative dental care.
It only takes one appointment to get dental sealants. In fact, the procedure is so simple that we may be able to fit it into your next teeth cleaning appointment. But that depends on our schedule.
First, we’ll clean and dry the back teeth that will receive the sealants. Then, we’ll place cotton or another absorbent material around the tooth to keep it dry during the procedure.
Next, we’ll use an acid solution to roughen the chewing surfaces of your molars. This helps to ensure that the sealant creates a strong bond with your teeth.
For the final step, we’ll paint the sealant onto the chewing surfaces of your teeth. We may then use a special curing light to help the sealant harden in place.
Dr. David Bandy is an experienced family dentist in Holly, Michigan. He’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our practice. To request an appointment, please call Bandy Dental at (248) 634-9251. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.