Healthy Smiles Premier Dental

Prevent Tooth Decay

Dental sealants are plastic painted coats, thin in nature, placed on the chewing surfaces of the teeth, mostly the premolars and molars.

Basically, the main function of sealants is to prevent tooth decay.

At healthy smiles premier dental, we have a skilled staff of dentists who will help in administering your sealants- persons at the risk of tooth decay and those who are not can get them.

Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric Dentistry

The Best Candidature for Sealants

With the high chances of developing tooth decay in the grooves of the molars or premolars, both children and teenagers are on the verge of this risk. This is why they savor as the best candidature for sealants. However, at healthy smiles premier dental we apply sealants on adults too with minimal or zero tooth decay in their back teeth- molars and premolars.

It is highly recommended by the dentist for children to get their sealants on their permanent back teeth as soon as they erupt from the gum. In doing so, they are guaranteed absolute protection of their teeth through the decay-vulnerable period which is between six to fifteen years.

At times, dental sealants can also be applied to baby teeth helping to preserve the correct spacing for permanent teeth.

Applying Sealants

Here at healthy smiles premier dental the process of applying sealants is usually pretty simple and pain-free taking only few minutes to apply the sealants for each tooth. The steps include:

  • Foremost, the teeth to be applied sealants on are cleaned thoroughly so as to get rid of the bacterial plaque and stuck food substances.
  • Secondly, an absorbent material is used to assist in quick drying of the teeth.
  • Bonding. An acid solution that roughens your teeth, is usually administered on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to increase their bonding ability with the sealants.
  • Rinsing and drying of the teeth takes place.
  • Lastly, the sealants are then painted onto the enamel of the teeth where they bond directly to the teeth and stiffen.

Costs of the Sealants

Mostly, the sealants application procedure may cost $30 to $70 per tooth. There are several aspects impacting the price which are: insurance, area’s cost of living and the age of the patient.

However, at healthy smiles premier dental we offer conveniently affordable rates and discount plans. Our price will range from $28 to $60 per tooth.

Longevity of the Sealants

Generally, well taken care of, sealants can protect your teeth from developing cavities for a longer extended period of nine years or so. However, you are advised to visit us regularly at healthy smiles premier dental for a dental check-up of the sealants to check for chipping or tearing.

Benefit and Drawback of Sealants

Dental sealants are a proactive way to prevent from tooth decay. Getting your sealants at healthy smiles premier dental you are guaranteed affordability and they are durable.

The demerit is that dental sealants may wear, tear or even chip off.

By choosing to get your sealants applied here at healthy smiles premier dental you are esteemed to affordable rates, discounts plan, high quality procedures and a friendly staff.