At Plantation Dental Care, we offer dental sealants to protect the molars and premolars. These plastic coatings can be used to smooth the chewing surfaces of the back teeth and to create a barrier that prevents them from trapping bacteria and developing decay.
The chewing surface of the molars and premolars, also known as the occlusal surface, is comprised of grooves and fissures that can sometimes be deep and narrow. These can be difficult areas to clean with just the bristles of your toothbrush. If bacteria builds up there, decay may develop over time.
To protect the back teeth, we can apply a dental sealant over the occlusal surfaces of molars and premolars. A dental sealant is a thin coating of liquid plastic that bonds to the surface and makes a smoother surface, drastically reducing the chances of trapping bacteria and developing decay. The sealants also smooth out the surface making teeth easier to clean.
Our dental sealants are applied by first eliminating any existing bacteria or decay to ensure that it doesn’t get trapped under the dental sealant. We will then apply an acidic solution to roughen the teeth a bit which will help the sealant to bond. Finally, we paint the dental sealant over the chewing surfaces of the back teeth and allow it to dry. Once the sealant is applied, no changes will need to be made to diet or routine. The process is fast and painless. While sealants are most often used for children who are most prone to decay, they are also effective for adults who are at risk.
For more information on our dental sealants in Plantation, please give us a call! You can reach our dental office at (954) 791-6666 to schedule your appointment today.