Dental Sealants for Kansas City & Liberty
Many people have deep pits and grooves in their teeth where bacteria and food accumulate. Identified by the American Dental Association as a key cavity prevention method, dental sealants offer these patients a fast, effective preventive treatment that will allow them to keep their smiles whole and healthy for life. Sealants are simply thin, clear coatings of a plastic material that prevents bacteria, plaque, and tartar from accessing teeth, weakening enamel, and causing tooth decay. With proper care, one application of sealants during a dental checkup at our Kansas City, MO office, can protect teeth for years. Contact our office to find out more or schedule an appointment.
The Dental Sealant Application Process
First, we’ll ensure your smile is healthy and free from decay. Then, we carefully clean even the hardest to access parts of teeth, and we dry the teeth to be treated. Finally, we apply a thin coat of sealant and harden the material using a curing light. For many patients, sealants are applied to just the back teeth, premolars and molars, where the biting surfaces have deep pits and grooves that are difficult to keep clean. Depending on the number of teeth to be protected, the process can typically be completed in about half an hour. We’ll be happy to apply your dental sealants as part of any checkup and teeth cleaning appointment.