The process of applying sealants is non-invasive and uncomplicated.
- The tooth or teeth to be “sealed” are cleaned and dried.
- The tooth is “prepared” to apply the sealant with a specialized gel that “texturizes” its surface. This step helps the sealant bond to the natural tooth structure.
- The sealant is then gently applied to the grooves on the biting surfaces of the teeth as a liquid.
- A curing light is used to harden the sealant.
At your child’s next visit, and the ones afterward, we will check that the sealant is in top shape. We have two different types of sealants that we use. Feel free to discuss the different types and the pros and cons of each at your child’s visit.
Sealants are economical. They are generally covered under many insurance plans, as are other services classified as “preventive.”
Do not delay getting the specialized care your child needs to maintain a happy, healthy smile. Contact us at (571) 601-2080 to schedule your child’s visit.