If your teeth are at risk for cavities, dental sealants could be an excellent solution for you. Sealants are a type of preventive treatment that consist of a smooth resin material that is painted onto the tooth surface. This resin is made of clear or tooth-colored materials to blend in with the teeth, and it forms a shield over the tooth, blocking out debris and decay-causing bacteria and plaque to help keep your teeth healthy. The resin material also fills in the grooves and pits on the chewing surface of the tooth, making it easier to keep clean with regular brushing and flossing.
Dental sealants are most commonly provided for children when their permanent molars begin to come in. This usually occurs between the ages of 6 and 12. Sealants last for several years to ensure that the teeth will remain protected. Our dentists may also recommend dental sealants for adults at an increased risk of developing tooth decay. Sealants can be completed in just a few minutes as part of your regular dental visits.
For more information about dental sealants in Santa Ana, California, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Leo Man or Dr. Roxanne Ramirez, call SA Dental today at 714-852-3140.