Dental Sealants in Red Deer, Alberta
Dental sealants are specialized barriers that help guard the tooth against the formation of decay or cavities. These sealants are plastic coatings that are applied to the exterior of the tooth to reinforce its chewing surface. Our Red Deer dentists put an emphasis on the surface of the premolars and molars (the teeth at the back of your mouth) which are especially prone to becoming decayed or at risk to damage from chewing.
The way that our Red Deer dentists apply the dental sealants to your teeth is by first thoroughly cleaning and drying the teeth. After this procedure, we apply a solution that helps the sealants to bond to their respective surfaces. The sealant is then painted over each tooth’s enamel, bonding directly to it as it hardens. So long as the coating remains undamaged, the sealant will continue to reinforce the surface of the treated tooth.
More than just filling the undesired and difficult surfaces of your tooth, sealants work towards protecting patients from developing decay and cavities for a few years on average. However, this means that they will require intermittent follow-up visits in order to ensure that they do not require a reapplication before this time frame. This often happens in cases of unconventional wear and tear, but it is important to keep constantly aware of the status of the sealants to ensure their longevity.