To protect the molars and premolars, where dental decay occurs most often, our dentist may suggest dental sealants in Plantsville, Connecticut. By covering up the grooves and pits of these chewing surfaces, a sealant will block out any germs and food that could cause decay, therefore preventing the need for fillings. Please contact Plantsville Family Dental today to learn more about sealants and to schedule your next visit with Dr. Thomas L. DeRienzo.
A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our DMD may recommend to protect your teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing.
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; our DMD frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.