Dental Sealants in Colorado Springs, CO
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A Dental Sealant protects your back teeth from tooth decay by applying a thin plastic coating to the chewing surface. Deep grooves and fissures of the back teeth are hard to clean and decay-causing bacteria can grow here without protection. A dental sealant acts as a barrier, protecting the chewing surface of the tooth making it smooth and easier to clean. The application of a dental sealant is a quick and easy procedure that can help save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort and most importantly, your natural teeth. Who should have a dental sealant?
- Children, as soon as their permanent molars have erupted
- Adults who are susceptible to tooth decay due to either anatomical tooth structure with deep groves on the chewing surface or an underlying medical condition
- Anyone who wants to be better protected from tooth decay
Application of a sealant does not require any drilling, and is quick, easy and completely pain free. First, the chewing surface of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, etched with a special gel and dried. Then, a thin layer of sealant is flowed through the grooves, down into the pits and fissures before being cured (hardened) with a special blue spectrum light to form the protective shield.
A Dental Sealant can protect your teeth from decay for many years as long as it is checked for wear, chipping or loss of the sealant during regular dental visits and easily reapplied if necessary.