Dental Sealants

Prevent Tooth Decay and Cavities

Dental sealants coat your teeth. They fill in the pits and grooves on your teeth that harbor harmful bacteria.

Protect your teeth

Sealants are applied to the healthy chewing surfaces of your teeth. The treatment is especially effective for preventing dental decay and cavities on your children’s teeth.

Dental sealants cover approximately 90 percent of your tooth surface. The materials used are not visible on the surface of your treated teeth.

Long-term savings on dental costs

Applying dental sealants can potentially save you the expense of treating your cavities with dental fillings. It’s recommended to begin applying sealants to your child’s molars around the age of six.

Sealants can last up to 10 years. The treatment is less invasive and more affordable than treating the damage caused by tooth decay.

Contact your dentist in Wilmington about protecting yours and your child’s teeth with dental sealants.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if Wilmington dental sealants are right for my child?

Sealants may be right for your child if he or she has molar teeth that are healthy and free of decay. Schedule a dental consultation for a complete examination to determine if dental sealants could be a preventative health solution for your children.

What should I expect when my child gets dental sealants?

Your child will not experience any pain when sealants are placed. There is no drilling, and the entire tooth is left intact for the procedure. The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and treated with a special gel before the sealant is painted on and cured. Although your child may at first feel the sealants on his or her teeth, the sealants are very thin and easy to adapt to.

Are there any special care instructions to follow after the sealants are placed?

Normal eating habits can be resumed after dental sealants are applied, although the sealants should be checked at every dental appointment for deterioration. Sealants that are damaged or missing can be replaced.