Dental sealants are a great way to provide added protection if you have teeth that are sensitive to cavities caused by dental decay.
What Are Dental Sealants?
A dental sealant is a preventive treatment that uses a clear or tooth-colored resin to shield teeth against dental decay. Brushed over the chewing surfaces of a tooth, this resin dries and hardens over tooth crevasses, preventing bacteria and food debris from getting trapped in the area.
This treatment is offered for patients of all ages, but it is most often used for children, especially before they have acquired their adult teeth. If your teeth are more sensitive to dental decay, Dr. Fred Hermanson may suggest this treatment to help prevent unnecessary damage to your teeth and prolong the longevity of your smile.
Dental sealants are usually offered during your normal six-month checkup and can be added to your teeth quickly during only one appointment. Inexpensive and simple, this procedure is an excellent preventive treatment and helps reduce the need for restorative treatments such as dental fillings and dental crowns.
We invite you to call Smiles by Design at 952-432-9155 to learn more about dental sealants in Apple Valley, Minnesota, and schedule an appointment with our dentist and team.