Quality Dental Sealants by DentAlign NYC
DentAlign NYC offers dental sealants to our New York City patients as a perfect solution to help protect teeth from dental decay damage. Dental sealings are plastic coatings that help protect the surfaces of the teeth. The primary function of dental sealants is to seal out food residue and plaque from getting stuck in the ridges of teeth. Sealants are often applied to the biting surfaces of a patient’s teeth because they are most involved in chewing and biting food. Clear sealants can be even be placed over cavities to prevent further damage to teeth. Once your sealants are in place, we’ll keep an eye on the tooth to ensure the sealant is working correctly. Contact us for more information.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are similar to composite or dental filling, made of medical grade resin. The main difference is that sealant material is more of a liquid. The liquid nature helps it flow into the crevices and grooves of your teeth. Once it hardens, your teeth have an extra layer of natural protection.
Dental Sealants Procedure
We start the dental sealants procedure by thoroughly cleaning your teeth, removing any plaque or food residue. We’ll keep your teeth dry, then apply an acidic solution on the target tooth. This solution helps roughen your tooth, allowing the sealant to properly bond to it. We then apply the sealant into the grooves of your teeth. The last step involves using ultraviolet blue light to harden the sealant.
Who Can Get Sealants?
Anyone at any age can benefit from dental sealants. Since a child’s first molars appear around age six, it’s usually best to seal these teeth as soon as possible to help prevent cavities. We’ll discuss if you’re a great candidate for dental sealants.
Benefits of Dental Sealants
People choose dental sealants for many reasons, including:
- Improved oral hygiene
- Help fight tooth decay
- Quick and painless dental procedure
- Less expensive than dental fillings
- Safe and effective
How Long Do Sealants Last?
Most dental sealants protect teeth for about a decade. We’ll check them at every appointment to ensure they aren’t chipped or damaged. We can easily replace dental sealants if needed.
Are Dental Sealants Safe?
The safety of our patients is our first priority, so we would never suggest dental sealants if they were not a safe procedure. Many people fear BPA in sealants, a synthetic compound commonly found in plastics. Large amounts of BPA are harmful. Dental sealants are plastic and may contain traces of the compound, but the traces are minimal. You’re usually exposed to larger amounts of BPA in your everyday life and environment than by any that might be in your sealants. Our dental sealants are 100% safe.
Contact Us To Discuss Dental Sealants
Our team at DentAlign NYC is ready to discuss dental sealants in detail and answer your question. We’ve practiced dentistry for more than 30 years, so we’re knowledgeable about the most common and best dental practices. We’ll be happy to explore your options and talk to you about the newest innovations in dental sealants. We’re excited to help protect your beautiful smile. Contact us today to make an appointment.