Sometimes our teeth have hard-to-reach grooves, which makes it difficult to keep plaque and bacteria out. For teeth like this, Dr. Ahmad offers dental sealants to help protect your teeth from decay. If you have questions about dental sealants in St. Louis, Missouri, or would like to set up an appointment with our dentists at Bellefontaine Family Dental, please contact our office at 314-741-5133.
Preventive Dental Treatments
A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentist may recommend to protect your teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing.
Prevent Decay with Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; our dentist frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past.
We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. Sealants typically last 3-5 years, and can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy.