Dental Teeth Sealants
in Orlando, FL
Dental sealants, offered at Sand Lake Dental in Orlando, FL, are thin protective coatings applied onto the surface of teeth. This procedure is an effective way to ward off tooth decay and protect the teeth’s underlying structure. The sealant, a type of plastic, readily bonds with the tooth surface, creating a protective barrier for the enamel, particularly on the chewing and grinding surfaces.
This is often administered on the back teeth, like molars and premolars, as these are typically more susceptible to bacterial buildup due to their flat and intricate structure. Even though regular brushing and flossing effectively eliminate most food and sugar particles, these back teeth still contain crevices that can foster bacterial accumulation. Dental sealants in Orlando, FL, serve as a protective shield for these teeth, preventing the potential buildup from damaging our enamel.
Once sealants are placed, they quickly bond with the surface of the tooth. This plastic coating helps to protect the enamel that covers the tooth on the chewing and grinding surfaces. This process is usually done on the flatter back teeth, such as the molars and premolars, to help protect them from a buildup of bacteria between the cusps of the teeth.
While brushing and flossing are effective at removing most food and sugar particles, the rear teeth contain many places that allow for buildup. Sealants help to protect these vulnerable points by “sealing” the tooth from allowing this buildup to ever touch our enamel.
The process of placing sealants is relatively fast and completely pain-free. However, proper sealant placement requires a few steps to be followed in order to ensure that they properly adhere to the teeth and don’t seal in any bacteria underneath.