If you would like a dental procedure that can drastically reduce your risk for tooth decay and cavities, consider dental sealants. Dental sealants are minimally invasive and require no exterior prosthetic of any kind. Instead, dental sealants are applied as a thin coating on the chewing surfaces of teeth that are likely to be affected, such as premolars and molars.
Although dental sealants are painted on your teeth, they’re often clear and can allow the natural aesthetics of your teeth to shine through. This is also highly effective at allowing your dentist to determine if any further damage is ever taking place underneath. Dental sealants are very durable and can easily withstand wear and tear for up to 10 years before a replacement may be needed.
Dental sealants have been shown to be extremely effective for tooth decay prevention and can decrease your risk of tooth decay by as much as 80%. In addition, they’re highly effective for children as well. A child can have dental sealants safely applied as soon as the first molars appear, which is typically around the age of 6 years old. Once in place, children are much less likely to develop cavities in any of the teeth that are protected.
If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a fantastic smile with dental sealants, schedule an appointment with Flemington Dental Arts at our dentist office in Flemington, New Jersey by calling 908-788-1661. Dr. Guy M. Bennett and the rest of our team look forward to seeing you.