Sealants are thin plastic coatings that are used to prevent decay from damaging your back teeth. Your back teeth, namely your pre-molars and molars, have pitted and grooved surfaces that can often be difficult to clean. Bacteria and food particles can also become easily trapped on your back teeth. This makes your chewing surfaces especially prone to decay and disease. Sealants are designed to make the surfaces of these teeth smooth and easy to clean, while acting as a barrier to decay-causing particles.
A dental sealant in Chicago, Illinois, can be applied to your tooth in just a couple of minutes, making it one of our easiest treatments at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital Dental Clinic PC. Our dentists first prepare the tooth through a cleaning and etching process that facilitates a strong bond. Then, the sealant is carefully painted on and allowed to harden. Your protected smile will then be ready to go.
Dr. Wilson, Dr. Wegmann, and Dr. Choo generally suggest dental sealants for our younger patients, but many adults with healthy back teeth also qualify. For more information about sealants and the many ways we take care of your smile, please contact our dental office today. We look forward to taking care of your smile with skill and compassion.