Sealants offer a range of advantages, with their primary benefit lying in their ability to safeguard your molars. Molars, characterized by small crevices, can become ideal breeding grounds for tooth decay and plaque accumulation.
The application of protective sealants effectively prevents the development of such issues. While children often receive sealants as part of routine preventive care, adults with deep canyons or grooves in their teeth can also benefit from this treatment. Typically, sealants are applied to the rear molars, which are more prone to decay due to their extensive use as grinding surfaces, making them susceptible to food trapping.
The sealant solution comprises a composite material containing bonding agents that effectively seal the top surface of your teeth. The process is quick and painless, making it an excellent solution for both children and adults who have experienced issues with cavities and tooth decay. Sealants have a lasting effect, requiring simple repairs that Dr. Sindledecker and Dr. Saltz can easily manage.
The procedure involves cleaning the tooth, using a sodium bicarbonate baking soda spray. Subsequently, acid is applied to the teeth to create a roughened surface. An alcohol-based liquid is then used to dry the area where the sealant will be applied. Once the surface is fully covered, the sealant is cured using a light, ensuring its durability.
By opting for sealants, you can potentially avoid the restorative costs associated with cavities. They act as a protective barrier for your tooth enamel against harmful acids, preventing decay—a valuable investment in dental health. The entire process is swift, making it easy to schedule an appointment at Sindledecker Dentistry.
If you have any questions about this service, feel free to contact our Boca Raton location, and we’ll be happy to provide more information.