Teeth Sealants Protect The Parts Of Your Smile That Are Most At Risk
Dental teeth sealants are made from a thin resin material that covers the most vulnerable parts of the teeth in order to prevent unwanted tooth decay. Sealants are used primarily for the teeth found further back in the mouth, such as premolars and molars. This is because these teeth have more grooves and pits which food debris can get stuck in, potentially leading to a buildup of bacteria and tooth decay.
Prevent Dental Damage Before It Happens
Though brushing and flossing are effective ways to help prevent unwanted dental damage, they aren’t always the most effective when it comes to getting your back teeth totally clean. This can lead to the formation of cavities or other decay that requires more costly treatments, such as fillings.
Dental sealants are designed to protect and prevent against this kind of damage by providing a protective and smooth layer that is easily cleaned off.
Plus, sealants are incredibly easy and simple to apply and help to eliminate any costly or time-consuming factors by working to protect your teeth for a longer period of time. At Woodland Lakes Dental, we provide sealants that result in a natural look and feel that is comfortable for you, our patient.
Sealants come in two main varieties:
- Clear Sealants: Clear sealants are transparent and allow the natural color of your tooth to show through.
- Colored Sealants: Colored sealants are matched to your natural tooth color.
How Long Can Sealants Last?
Our dental sealants are designed for longevity and generally last from 5 to 10 years. However, this can be affected by a number of factors that can speed up wear and tear.
It is highly important to schedule regular dentist checkups and cleanings. Not only is this crucial for your dental health, but it also gives your dentist the opportunity to check on the state of your sealants and determine if you are in need of a replacement.
For more information on Woodland Lakes Dental’s teeth sealants, contact us to schedule a consultation today!