Encino Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Sealants – Teeth Sealants

Dental sealants, which are sometimes referred to as teeth sealants, are thin layers of plastic that are applied to the chewing surface of teeth in order to protect them from tooth decay. Your teeth are filled with deep pits and groves that develop over time which can put your teeth at risk for infection since these areas can often harvest harmful bacteria. Our Encino dentist recommends dental sealants to help protect your teeth, since even regular brushing can miss these problem areas.

Who is a candidate for dental sealants?

Our dentist in Encino, Dr. Cerveny, recommends dental sealants for all patients who have teeth that are prone to cavities or tooth decay. This includes Encino patients of all ages. However, dental sealants are most commonly used amongst our youngest patients since tooth decay can often start in the early stages of life. Dental sealants help protect the teeth of these patients anywhere from five to ten years.

What are the benefits of dental sealants?

The benefits of getting a dental sealant with our Encino dentist, include:

  • Tooth protection of 5 to 10 years
  • Sealant procedure is non-invasive and pain free
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Can be completed in minutes
  • Completely invisible

The Sealant Procedure

When getting a dental sealant at our Encino dental office, the teeth receiving the sealants will be thoroughly cleaned and prepped for the procedure. Following this, our dentist will then apply the material to the surface of the teeth with a brush. The dental sealant procedure is then complete when the substance has hardened by a high intensity light.

If you would like to find out more information about dental sealants or would like to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Encino, feel free to contact our office at your earliest convenience. Prevention is key to having exceptional oral care.