First, we identify and fill any spots of decay, then prepare your teeth with a cleaning and etching solution. After about 15 seconds, we thoroughly rinse the solution, dry the surface, coat your teeth with the sealant, and harden it with a curing light. The entire procedure is fast, easy, and comfortable. It takes about 10 to 45 minutes, depending on the number of teeth to seal.
Dental sealants create an impenetrable physical barrier for small food particles and cavity-causing bacteria, making them highly effective in preventing tooth surface decay and the resulting cavities. Sealants can last up to ten years. Most insurance companies only cover sealant procedures at a minimal level, but the good news is that insurance companies seem to be recognizing this technique’s value as a preventive measure that will help reduce future dental costs and more aggressive treatments. Ask us about dental sealants for you and your kids today!
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. We follow infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect our patients and staff. Everything is disinfected from door handles and light switches, to counter tops and contact areas.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are taking extra steps to protect you and our staff. We would like to share with you some of the changes our office has made.
We look forward to seeing you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you and everyone safe in our office.