Dental sealants are a preventive dental treatment that involves applying a thin, protective coating to the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars. The sealant material is typically made of plastic resin that is bonded to the surface of the teeth, forming a protective layer that helps to prevent cavities from forming.
We may recommend dental sealants for children and teenagers who are at a higher risk of developing cavities due to their age, diet or oral hygiene habits. However, adults can also benefit from dental sealants if they are at a high risk of developing cavities. If this is the case for you, contact us today to see if dental sealants in Reston, Virginia, are right for you.
What To Expect
Getting dental sealants are quick and easy. The teeth are first cleaned and dried, then an acidic solution is applied to the chewing surfaces to help the sealant material bond to the teeth. The sealant material is then applied to the teeth and hardened using a special light.
Benefits of Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are very effective at preventing cavities. They provide a physical barrier between the teeth and the bacteria that can cause cavities. Research has shown that dental sealants can reduce the risk of cavities by up to 80% in the first year of application and continue to be effective for several years. Other benefits of dental sealants include:
- Simple and Easy Process: Applying dental sealants is a simple and painless process. It typically takes only a few minutes per tooth and does not require any drilling or injections.
- Cost-effective: Dental sealants are a more affordable option to prevent cavities. They are less expensive than fillings or other restorative dental treatments and can save your wallet by preventing the need for more expensive dental procedures.
- No impact on tooth function: Dental sealants do not affect the way your teeth function. They are applied only to the chewing surfaces of the teeth and do not interfere with normal biting or chewing.
Schedule a Visit Today!
If you are interested in dental sealants for yourself or your child, call us today at 703-689-0110 to schedule a consultation here at Reston Dental Care. During your visit, our dentists, Dr. Jenny Cheung and associates, can evaluate your oral health and determine if dental sealants are a good option for you.