Dental Sealants Gloucester MA
Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth.
Dental sealants effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Dental sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Easy to apply, dental sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Children and adults can benefit from dental sealants in the fight against tooth decay.
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Dental Sealants FAQs
How long do dental sealants last?
A properly placed dental sealant can last as long as 10 years if taken care of properly.
When do you need dental sealants?
Typically dental sealants are placed on the biting surface of the first and second adult molars once they erupt into the mouth at approximately ages 6 and 12.
How much do sealants cost?
If you have dental insurance, sealants are typically covered at no charge to you! If you do not have dental insurance, we can provide this information to you on your first visit.
Which teeth would be the most likely candidates for sealants?
The most likely candidates for sealants are the first and second adult molars, as they are the most difficult to keep clean and are most prone to getting dental cavities at an earlier age.
Can you get a cavity under a sealant?
Unfortunately, it is still possible to get cavities under a dental sealant.
As long as you are keeping up with regular 6-month checkups, we can help identify early signs of dental cavities and take care of them with minimal treatment!