What is a sealant?
A sealant is a quick and easy way to protect your back teeth. Your pre-molars and molars are vital to healthy living but are often prone to decay. This is because your chewing surfaces easily trap bacteria and food particles in their deep grooves. Sealants, thin plastic coatings, make the surfaces of your back teeth smooth and easy to clean while simultaneously acting as a protective shield. Our seasoned dentist, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, can apply a sealant in just minutes per tooth. After your tooth has been cleaned and prepared, we gently paint the plastic onto the tooth and allow it to harden.
Who can use sealants?
In Seattle, Washington, sealants are typically used for children with healthy teeth without decay in an effort to keep their smiles from ever experiencing decay. However, teenagers and adults may also benefit from sealants if they do not have any dental restorations, such as fillings or onlays. We will work together with you and your family to determine whether sealants are right for your smile and whether they should be part of your personalized dental treatment plan. To learn more about dental sealants, contact our friendly dental team at Lake City Way Dental Center today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions!