You may have heard that children often get dental sealants, but did you know adults can benefit from them too? Dental sealants are a semi-permanent solution used as a protective barrier against cavities. Dental sealants are usually placed on molars and are comprised of a plastic resin material that adheres to the tooth’s surface. The sealant is applied in liquid form before being solidified using UV light; the liquid then works it’s way into the minuscule crevasses on the tooth’s surface to protect against plaque and tartar buildup.
If you did not receive dental sealants as a child, then you can still receive them as an adult as a way to prevent cavities. There are a number of benefits of dental sealants, including:
All Pro Dental in Revere is more than happy to discuss with you the benefits of dental sealants as well as determine whether or not you are a candidate for this dental procedure. Usually individuals with deep divets in their molars and those who have a history of cavities are great candidates for dental sealants. Let our professional dental office in Revere help you prevent cavities in the future by scheduling an appointment online. Don’t forget that we also provide dental sealants for children, so feel free to bring your child in for a consultation as well.