Our dentists may recommend dental sealants if your teeth are vulnerable to decay or damage. Dental sealants act to prevent cavities and keep your smile healthy. Call Costa Dentistry today to reserve an appointment and learn more about dental sealants in Ashburn and Great Falls, Virginia.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are a protective coating that is painted onto your teeth to block out decay-causing bacteria and food debris. Sealants can be used to prevent future tooth decay.
How long do sealants last?
Sealants can last up to 10 years if you continue to maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist for regular checkups.
What is the process for getting a dental sealant?
Getting a sealant is a quick and comfortable process. Our dentists will first clean and dry your tooth. After that, we will place an acidic solution on the tooth’s chewing surface for a few seconds to create a slightly rougher surface that will help the sealant bond to the tooth. The sealant is then applied and hardened with an ultraviolet light. This entire process takes only a few minutes and can be completed during your regular dental visits.
Can adults receive sealants, or are they only for children?
Dental sealants are typically recommended when the first permanent molars come in and are most frequently provided for children. However, adults who struggle with tooth decay can also receive sealants.