If your teeth are prone to developing cavities, Dr. Erik Palmberg may recommend a dental sealant to help protect your smile. Sealants are a type of preventive treatment. They are made from a clear or tooth-colored resin material, that is painted onto the surfaces of your teeth. This resin hardens to form a smooth, protective coating over the tooth, blocking out the harmful bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay. This sealant also covers and smooths over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, making it easier for you to keep your teeth clean with regular brushing and flossing.
Dental sealants are most frequently provided for children as soon as their molars come in (between the ages of 6 and 12) but are also available for adults if needed. Dr. Palmberg can apply your sealants quickly and comfortably during your regular dental appointments. Once applied, your dental sealants will last for several years to provide effective long-term protection against cavities for your teeth and smile.