If you would like to add an extra layer of protection to your smile, our local dentist, Dr. Guy Leavitt, may suggest dental sealants for you. A sealant is designed to protect your smile, especially your back teeth because they are the hardest for you to regularly and thoroughly clean. If you would like to explore the benefits offered by a dental sealant in Fort Collins, schedule a consultation with us today.
A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our doctor 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 leading 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.
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; our doctor frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay, who have suffered from tooth decay in the past, or who have teeth that have not been restored previously. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our family dentistry. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy, and we hope you’ll incorporate them into your next teeth cleaning if you need it. To learn more about dental sealants or our other dental services and how we can keep your smile in good health, contact us today or set up a dentist appointment.