Dental Sealants

Prevent cavities from developing in your smile with a dental sealant.

Dr. Suadi can protect the vulnerable chewing surface of the teeth in the back of your mouth with a plastic barrier, sealing out the decay.

A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the pits and grooves of the chewing surfaces of the rear teeth and sealing out decay-causing food and germs. This is where decay most often occurs.

Sealants are most beneficial when placed on permanent molars as soon as the teeth come in. The first permanent molars typically grow in between the ages of 5 and 7. The second permanent molars grow in between the ages of 11 and 14.

The procedure is simple, painless, and takes only a few minutes. The tooth is cleaned and treated with a solution that allows the sealant to stick to the tooth. Sealants are painted on as a liquid and quickly harden to form a shield over the tooth. They can last for up to 10 years.

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