Say no decay! The sealing of furrows, wells and dental fissures is an effective, painless, quick and simple dental prevention method. This technique provides a barrier to the surface of the teeth, in order to prevent decay. Unfortunately, cavities can appear and progress very quickly in a person’s mouth. In the case of extensive and multiple cavities, it will probably be necessary to consult a dentist specializing in general dentistry. But did you know that dental sealants in Fort Collins CO are effective in preventing lots of things?
What is dental sealant?
Approximately 70% of cavities originate at the level of the grooves of the teeth. Dental Sealants in Fort Collins CO consists of covering these furrows with a resin, which behaves like a protective varnish. Laying the resin prevents the development of bacteria (which are the main causes of cavities), especially in places that are inaccessible with the toothbrush. This technique is an ideal prevention tool for children, from 6 years old or as soon as the first permanent molars appear. Sealants can, however, be effective for all people and at all ages.
1. Prevents dental plaque from adhering to deep furrows,
2. Avoids the development of cavities,
3. Protects hard-to-reach areas of the mouth,
4. Covers the furrows, wells and dental fissures in which bacteria and food accumulate,
5. This is economically one of the best procedures in dentistry. The application of a sealant represents less financial costs than those associated with fillings and root canals.
The dental health professional should advise the patient that a dental sealant is a means of preventing tooth decay, especially common in children.
During the first appointment, the dentist performs a clinical examination and dental radiograph (if required). He or she then determines whether or not a sealant is necessary. During the 2nd appointment, the dentist or dental hygienist cleans the tooth to be protected and applies a gel to adhere the resin. He or she then applies the sealing resin and photopolymerizes it with a lamp. This technique is not painful and requires no anesthesia. In addition, sealants remain invisible when you smile or talk. Dentists will be able to detect abnormalities and ensure that the teeth are not worn down (appearance of such could denote possible cavities). Contact us for more details.
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