Preventative dentistry in Miami
WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS?
Sealants are thin, plastic resin coatings which are painted on the surfaces of the teeth we use for chewing, that is, the teeth at the back of the mouth. These teeth do not have a smooth surface, but instead, have tiny crevices which our toothbrushes can’t always reach. Hence, it’s easier for bacteria and food particles to collect in these depressions, known as pits and fissures of the teeth, making your molars and pre-molars more prone to cavity development.
Cavity development is especially common among children, as their teeth enamel is not as strong as in adults. For this reason, it is recommended that children, as soon as their back teeth erupt, have dental sealants applied. Even adults with cavities can benefit from the application of dental sealants.
THE BEST IN PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY AT AMAYA DENTAL
At Amaya Dental, our team of professionals will ensure that you or your child receives quality care and service should you opt for dental sealants.
We will apply premium dental sealant on the surface of your back teeth using state-of-the-art tools and equipment, so that it will act as a protective shield covering your tooth enamel, thereby preventing the formation of dental cavities.
When it comes to dental sealants, Miami residents have to look no further than Amaya Dental. Having been in the dental industry for years, we know just the right treatment you will require, and we make this service available at cost-effective rates.
HOW ARE DENTAL SEALANTS APPLIED?
The process of applying dental sealants is fairly simple and painless. It does not require any downtime, and the patient can carry on with their daily activities without any interruption. First, your dentist at Amaya Dental will thoroughly clean the tooth on which the dental sealant will be applied. If cavity has already developed minimally, that will be removed gently. Then, it will be washed using water and dried.
After this, an acidic solution which will roughen the surface of the tooth, known as an etching solution, is applied and rinsed off, before the tooth is dried again. This will make the dental sealant stick to the tooth better. Finally, your dentist will apply the liquid dental sealant, and harden it using a curing light. It takes only about a minute to harden, after which you can use the tooth as usual.
In some cases, a dental sealant which does not require light to harden may be used. The sealant is usually white, clear or invisible or it may have a slight tint.
BENEFITS OF DENTAL SEALANTS
Below we outline the reasons why you should get dental sealants for your child or you at Amaya Dental.
- To prevent cavity formation by smoothening the tooth surface so food particles and bacteria cannot collect. According to American Dental Association, dental sealants reduce the risk of cavities by 80 percent.
- The procedure is simple and painless. Your daily routine will not be disrupted after the procedure.
- Dental sealants are long-lasting. They can last up to 10 years, and only require visits to the dentist for a check-up from time to time.
VISIT AMAYA DENTAL FOR DENTAL SEALANTS
Proper oral health and a lifetime of lasting teeth should be a priority for anyone. Your quality of life should never be hampered by dental issues. With the latest technology and advancements like never before, dental care is now accessible to everyone. If you would like to benefit from dental sealants or any of our other treatments, please reach out to us and we will be glad to assist you in any way possible. You can also schedule online.