Sealants are used in deeper pits and grooves of the patient's teeth as a means of helping to prevent food and bacteria from initiating decay. Usually sealants are applied on children to protect their teeth as they are developing proper brushing habits during their early years. A patient’s back teeth are especially vulnerable, because it can be hard for beginners to adequately clean them.
Dental sealants are designed to shield teeth from harmful bacteria. Made from plastic, but applied as a liquid, they’re used to protect the surfaces of teeth, where pits and grooves can give food and bacteria a place to hide. Dental sealants can be applied in just a few minutes, and once placed, they can provide years of advanced protection.
Dental sealants create an impervious physical barrier for small food particles and cavity-causing bacteria. This makes them highly effective in preventing cavities resulting from tooth surface decay. Sealants can last up to ten years. Most insurance companies only cover sealant procedures at a minimal level, but the good news is that insurance companies seem to be recognizing this technique's value as a preventive measure that will help reduce future dental costs and more aggressive treatments.
Our hygienists and dentists will apply sealants without the use of anesthetic or drilling. We believe that properly placed and maintained sealants can prevent tooth decay for a lifetime.
The American Dental Association recognizes dental sealants as a key factor in cavity prevention. A simple treatment like dental sealants will protect your teeth from future decay and save you from extensive dental work down the road. Meet with our Harrisonburg dental team to find out how our cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry services can deliver the smile you have always wanted.
Mon - Thurs 8AM - 5PM
Fri 8AM - 12PM
Jennifer Chalker D.D.S.
4104 Quarles Court