Dental Sealants in Wayne, MI
Protect Your Teeth From Cavities
Even if you brush and floss every day, the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth can enable plaque buildup. In time, this bacteria can lead to oral health problems including cavities and gum disease. Luckily, cleaning your teeth at home or in our office is not your only preventative option. Dental sealants are a preventative treatment designed to protect your teeth from bacteria. At Village Dental, dental sealants can be applied to your teeth in just one appointment to add an extra layer of protection and make it easier to keep your smile looking its best.
Discover how dental sealants can preserve the health of your smile by shielding your teeth from harmful bacteria.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the surface of your teeth. The durable material forms a resilient bond over the grooves of your teeth, protecting your smile from plaque and tartar. This physical barrier can remain on the teeth for as long as five years, preventing bacteria from reaching the enamel beneath and providing a slick surface that’s easy to brush clean.
Sealants are most commonly applied to the teeth of children and youths. They can provide a shield for both baby teeth and newly erupted permanent teeth at a time when they’re most prone to decay. However, anyone can benefit from the extra protection against cavities, and many adults choose to have dental sealants applied to their teeth as well. When you visit our dental practice in Wayne, MI, Dr. Khan will examine your oral health and determine if sealants could be a wise choice for your smile.
Benefits of Dental Sealants
Dental sealants offer several benefits to support your lasting oral health, including:
- Defense against bacteria and decay
- Teeth that are easier to keep clean
- Protection that’s simple to repair and maintain
- Durable, long-lasting benefits
Our Sealant Treatment Process
Having dental sealants applied to your teeth is a quick, non-invasive process that can be completed after a routine checkup. First, we’ll perform a deep cleaning to ensure no bacteria becomes trapped between the sealants and your teeth. After they’re clean and dry, Dr. Khan will apply a bonding agent to your teeth that will help secure the sealants in place
Dr. Khan will paint the sealants as a liquid onto the surface of your teeth, coating the dips and crevices of your molars with a protective shield. To harden the sealants, she’ll use a special light that will help them rapidly cure into durable shells. Once this process is complete, you’ll be able to leave our office and with an added layer of protection for your smile.