General Dental Services

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are plastic coatings painted on tooth surfaces for protection from decay. Most patients find sealants very durable, even though they are thinly applied (usually, on the biting surfaces of molars and premolars that are hard to reach by brushing and flossing). Since children and teenagers are more at risk of tooth decay, they can benefit from this preventative treatment as much as adults.  

Dental sealant application

The application of dental sealants is simple and pain-free. It only takes a few minutes to apply the coating on each tooth after cleaning and drying your teeth. Your dentist will ensure there is no food debris that can get stuck under the coating. If plaque and tartar are evident, we may recommend oral prophylaxis first. We apply dental sealants after an acid solution to help them bond well and may use a curing light to speed up the process.

Dental sealants are usually applied on the molars and premolars since the biting surfaces are hard to reach by the toothbrush and floss. Unfortunately, kids and teenagers are more at risk of tooth decay so they can highly benefit from this treatment as much as adults.  

Prior to applying the seal, the dentist will clean your teeth first. He/she makes sure there isn’t any food debris that will get stuck after the coating. If your plaque and tartar are evident, He/she may recommend you undergo oral prophylaxis before having the dental sealants in London Centre. 

If the teeth are thoroughly cleaned, He/she proceeds to dry them with cotton. He/she will then apply an acid solution on the teeth as this helps the dental sealants to bond well. The teeth will then be rinsed with water and then dried again. This time the coating is already applied. It bonds immediately on the tooth into every groove. It doesn’t take too much time before it hardens in place permanently. Your dentist may get the help of curing light and use it on the sealants for faster process. 

If you get your dental sealants in London Centre, you can have the long-lasting teeth protection it promises. Ask our dentist now how this material could help strengthen your smile.

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