Dental sealants are an unbelievably thin plastic coating that Vita Dental can brush onto the chewing surfaces of your molars or any back teeth. We can do so to add an additional protection and prevent tooth decay.
Dental sealants are an unbelievably thin plastic coating that Vita Dental can brush onto the chewing surfaces of your molars or any back teeth. We can do so to add an additional protection and prevent tooth decay. Even though you do your absolute best to brush and floss daily as advised, sometimes the effort is still just not enough. It can be difficult to completely clean all the surfaces of the teeth, especially the nooks, crannies, and fissures on the biting surfaces of your back teeth. These hard-to-clean, rough biting surfaces of the premolar and molar teeth are the perfect place for food particles to get stuck and start the process of producing damaging bacteria. This will lead to plaque and tartar deposits, and ultimately, the development of teeth cavities.
Vital Dental strongly believes that prevention is always better than treatment. We will suggest the use of dental sealants to prevent cavities and decay, especially in these molar and premolar teeth that have those deeper grooves and fissures.
At Vita Dental our team will always put your care first. We work quite well in harmony to provide you with a stress free and state-of-the-art experience. At Vita Dental we focus on providing the best dental service available for your individual needs while earning your trust and confidence. We concentrate on creating a calming space for your satisfaction. Do not hesitate to call us today at 317-288-4226 with any questions you might have regarding scheduling an exam for dental sealants and join our family today!
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Can Anyone of Any Age Benefit from Dental Sealants?
At Vita Dental, we might recommend dental sealants for situations:
- Baby Teeth – in some situations, where there are very deep grooves on the primary molar teeth, we may recommend dental sealants at an exceedingly early age.
- Children – Dental sealants can be quite beneficial for your child over the age of six, whose permanent molars and premolar teeth have erupted.
- Adults – Occasionally, upon evaluation, we may recommend dental sealants for an adult who is at a higher risk of developing cavities and decay because of the condition of their enamel.
The conclusion is that anyone at any age can benefit from the application of a dental sealant. The oral health of each of us is as unique as our fingerprints. Dental sealants may benefit one and not at all be advantageous with another.
The Primary Benefit of Dental Sealants
Microscopic food particles can easily become trapped inside the deep ridges on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. These areas are just incredibly difficult to clean. Especially when you are dealing with an impatient youngster who does not understand the health benefit of brushing properly. At Vita Dental we can help prevent food and plaque buildup by sealing these ridges with the dental sealant. By eliminating these areas for food to become trapped, the risk for cavities is decreased.
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The Dental Sealants Procedure
The application of a dental sealant is extremely quick, totally pain free, and simply a straightforward procedure. First Vita Dental must clean the back teeth, molar and premolar, very well, and then we place an acidic gel on those biting surfaces. This acidic gel will create small, microscopic pores that will enhance the bonding of the dental sealant gel onto the biting surface of the tooth. After just a few seconds, we will wash away this gel and then thoroughly dry the teeth. Finally, we will apply the dental sealant, by just brushing it, onto the grooves of the back teeth and then hardening the sealant by using a special blue light.
Are You Able to Feel the Dental Sealant on Your Teeth?
You will not even notice the dental sealant has been applied. You certainly cannot see the sealant because it is completely clear. If you run your tongue over your teeth, you might be able to feel a slight difference because they will be smoother, but there is no discomfort in any way. In fact, your teeth might feel as they do after you have them cleaned at your six-month exam and check-up.
Will Your Child Mind Getting Dental Sealants?
The short answer is really no. The process is just so easy, quite fast, and not uncomfortable for them at all. There is no high- speed drilling or any invasive prep work and the sealant itself does not cause your child any irritation nor does it even smell funny. It is such an easy way to prevent cavities for your active youngster.
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If you have questions about Vita Dental or any of the procedures we offer, please contact our office at (317) 288-4226 or via an online contact form. We will gladly schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your treatment options.
What is the Life Expectancy of Your Dental Sealants?
By maintaining your proper at home oral hygiene practices, you can expect the sealants to protect your teeth from cavities for two to four years. Dental sealants are an excellent option for preventing some teeth cavities, they are not a substitute for your routine oral hygiene of brushing and flossing. The sealant is only applied to the biting surface of the back teeth. You are still responsible for the proper care of the sides of the crowns and the balance of your teeth. The health industry suggests that you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and to compliment that effort by flossing at least once a day. This simple preventative good habit keeps the daily buildup of damaging plaque in check. You should complement your efforts by scheduling preventative dental examinations twice a year to continue to allow Vita Dental to monitor the condition of your teeth and gums. With the addition of a dental sealant, you have just bought yourself, or your youngster, another level of protection.
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The entire team at Vita Dental is confident that you and your family will be comfortable in our caring and comprehensive office. We will always treat you like family because you are both our friends and our neighbors. We focus our efforts on providing you exceptional, high quality dental care in a relaxing environment. Give us a call today at 317-288-4226 with any questions regarding the benefits of dental sealants for either yourself or your child, or any concerns you might have.
Vita Dental is a modern dental practice serving Fishers, Indiana, and the surrounding communities. You can find Vita Dental at 11630 Olio Rd, #100, Fishers, IN 46037.