Dental sealants are widely used in our Springfield, IL office to prevent pit and fissure cavities in young children and teenagers. These durable plastic coatings are placed on the chewing surfaces of permanent back teeth to protect them harmful decay.
To help set the stage for a lifetime of good dental health, we offer dental sealants to protect our youngest patients’ teeth. Airtight dental sealants keep out plaque, tartar, bacteria, and debris. We apply dental sealants to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars once they erupt. These are hard to reach, back areas where cavities are most likely to develop.
Even kids with the best oral hygiene habits may have a hard time keeping back teeth clean. It is easy for food particles and bacteria to hide inside all the deep grooves. Dental sealants are highly effective at keeping pits and fissures clean and clear.
Dental sealants are easy to apply: we paint the coating onto the chewing surfaces, where it bonds to the enamel and forms a strong, long-lasting barrier. The substance seals every groove, creating a flat, smooth coating on the back teeth. There is no way for all the bad stuff to get in and cause damage while the dental sealant is still intact. This tough seal can take a beating and will shield and offer protection for many years down the road.
Since most patients develop their first cavity at a young age, it is best to apply dental sealants when the back teeth first erupt. However, at Schön Dental in Springfield, IL, we also provide dental sealants for our adult patients who want the added cavity protection. Ready to protect your smile? Book an appointment with our Springfield office for a protective dental sealant treatment today!