Dental sealants in Chicago, Illinois, are most often used by our dentist to help seal off your teeth to protect them from dental decay for longer periods of time. If you would like to learn more information about this service or schedule an appointment with Dr. Mollie K. Rojas, we invite you to contact Shoreline Dental Chicago today at (312) 266-9487.
A dental sealant is not used to treat a damaged tooth but rather protect it from damage and decay. A sealant is either clear or tooth-colored, made of a resin that is applied like paint onto the target tooth. This resin acts like a sealed barrier and prevents bacteria or food debris from collecting on the actual tooth, reducing the risk of decay or cavities. The sealant smooths the pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which often trap bacteria and food. The back molars are usually the teeth that benefit most from sealants because of their grooves that make them more susceptible to decay and cavities.
Because children may have a harder time brushing their teeth correctly, we often recommend that they receive sealants when their permanent molars come in. Adults who struggle with dental decay may also benefit from dental sealants. Sealants are quick and easy to apply, usually only requiring one appointment.
If you are interested in learning more about sealants and how they can keep your teeth and smile healthy, contact our office and ask to schedule a visit with our team!