Dental Sealants in Denver, CO – Wyte Smiles
Dr. Wyte and his dental team are proud to offer the best in dental sealants for their patients in the Denver, CO area.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are thin coatings that are applied to the surfaces of your teeth, including the premolars and molars. They bond to the grooves and folds of the teeth to create a protective barrier that bacteria cannot penetrate. Sealants essentially seal teeth against decay.
This protection can be especially beneficial for children. According to the CDC, kids without dental sealants are three times as likely to have cavities than kids who have sealants. Studies have shown that dental sealants can reduce the risk of decay in the molars by almost 80 percent.
How Are Dental Sealants Applied?
To begin, the dentist will clean and dry teeth that will be sealed. Then, a special etching liquid is applied to rough up the surface of the tooth to make a stronger bond. The dentist finally paints the sealant directly onto the tooth’s surface before hardening the liquid with a special blue light.
The process is fast and easy, and it can be completed in a single appointment. Sealants are as hard as they will be once you leave the office, and there is no recovery time or need for a second visit. They can last for years, but we’ll check them at each of your dental visits to make sure they’re still intact and doing their job.
Who Needs Dental Sealants?
Sealants are often applied to children’s permanent teeth. The first molars begin to appear by 6, and most kids will have their second molars by 12. Sealing these teeth as soon as they erupt can keep them strong and cavity-free. Adults can also benefit from dental sealants, but you might not be a candidate for sealants if you have restorations on your molars.
Although sealants are typically placed on unrestored teeth, they can occasionally be applied over small areas of decay. This can help prevent further damage.
Schedule Your Appointment for Dental Sealants in Denver, CO Today!
If you are interested in learning more about our dental sealants, call 303-753-9916 or click here to schedule an appointment with our 5-star-rated dentist. During your session, our experienced dentist and team will take the time to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Come experience Wyte Smiles Family Dentistry and our unmatched patient experience! You will quickly see why people in the Denver, CO area love us!