We are pleased to offer preventive dentistry at Dental Group of Magee to help you prevent dental problems and keep your smile in good health. A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that can protect your teeth from decay. Our talented dentists may recommend dental sealants for the back permanent molars because they are a common site of tooth decay. Dental sealants are created from a plastic resin, which creates a barrier on the surface of the tooth. Sealants help to block out the bacteria and food debris that cause tooth decay, as well as forming a smooth surface that is easier to keep clean.
Children should typically have dental sealants placed on the back permanent molars as soon as these teeth erupt, which is usually between 6 and 12 years of age. Our Dentists may also suggest dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are especially prone to decay. Sealants require just one short, comfortable visit to our dental office. For more information on how dental sealants and other preventive treatments can protect your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are dedicated to helping you maintain optimal oral health.