Dental sealants are a preventive treatment aimed at safeguarding your teeth and help prevent tooth decay and cavities. Dr. Scott Butts may recommend this preventive measure to help maintain your oral health, especially if your teeth are prone to decay or if your child’s permanent teeth are beginning to come in.
Sealants are composed of a clear or tooth-colored resin material. This material is applied to the chewing surfaces of your teeth, where it forms a shield over the tooth to block out decay-causing factors such as bacteria and food debris. By forming a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of your tooth surfaces, dental sealants also make it easier to maintain optimal oral hygiene with regular brushing.
Dental sealants are most commonly recommended for children when their permanent molars come in – usually between the ages of 6 and 12. However, they are not limited only to children, and adults whose teeth are more susceptible to decay or who have previously experienced decay-related issues can also benefit greatly from this treatment.
The application of dental sealants is a quick and comfortable process that can be completed in a single visit to Avent Ferry Family Dentistry. In fact, we may even perform it during your regular dental checkups! Once in place, sealants last for several years to offer a strong and long-lasting defense against cavities.
Call 919-372-3400 today to learn more about the benefits of dental sealants in Holly Springs, North Carolina, and make your appointment with our experienced dentist.