You take excellent care of your teeth, but that might not be enough to keep the cavities away. Have you ever heard about dental sealants? Sealants are a safe and effective way to provide extra cavity protection, and we have them for you in Naperville.
What Does a Dental Sealant Do?
A dental sealant blocks the materials that cause tooth decay, preventing cavities before they form.
Everyone can experience a cavity from time to time. The grooves and fissures of our teeth’s chewing surfaces are especially prone to decay because they’re great places for food, plaque, and acidic bacteria to collect. Even if you brush every day, it can be challenging for the toothbrush bristles to reach far enough into those spaces and provide adequate cleaning.
That’s where dental sealants come in as an extra protection measure against tooth decay. We can use a tooth-colored dental resin to fill those grooves and fissures, making them less deep and less likely to collect food.
With sealants, your toothbrush will glide over the tooth chewing surfaces more efficiently, providing more coverage and removing more plaque and bacteria than without the sealants. They provide a little extra help that goes a long way for your teeth. And your teeth will still look and function naturally.
How Can I Get Started With Dental Sealants?
We can provide dental sealants quickly, easily, and painlessly. Just let us know if you’re interested, and we can take a look at your teeth and determine if sealants are the best option for you.
We apply them to your tooth surfaces and use specialized techniques and technology to harden them. It literally takes minutes.
How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?
The material we use is durable and long-lasting. As long as you keep your teeth clean and healthy, your sealants should last for years.
As part of your regular preventative dentistry routine, make an appointment to see us a few times a year, and we can check your dental sealants to ensure they are still doing their job as expected. If we determine you need more protection, we can quickly touch up your sealants, and you’ll be on your way.
How Much Do Dental Sealants Cost?
Cost may vary by individual, but another great thing about dental sealants is that they are one of the most affordable ways to keep your teeth healthy. And they are far more affordable than the possible alternative treatments necessary if you don’t take preventative measures and avoid tooth decay.
For example, if you get a cavity, we’ll need to drill away the decayed tooth material and fill it with a dental resin to prevent the decay from spreading. And if you let tooth decay go for long enough, eventually, you may lose teeth or worse. Preventing cavities before they occur is not only an economical approach but a far less painful approach than treating cavities and their effects.
And like with all of our dental services, we’ll provide cost estimates during your consultation to help you determine if the service we recommend is the best option for you.
The cost of dental sealants is often covered by dental insurance, making them an affordable way to protect your teeth. If you don’t have dental insurance, talk to us about other payment options to ensure you can still get the dental care and treatment you need and deserve.
Preventive Care in Naperville, IL
At Naperville Family Dentists, we focus on preventative care to help our patients avoid the discomfort and cost of cavities and tooth decay. Preventative dentistry is key to dental and overall wellness, and our dental sealants will help prevent cavities.
In addition to dental sealants, we offer a wide range of preventative dentistry services such as:
- Regular teeth cleanings and exams
- Dental X-rays to catch cavities early
- Fluoride treatments
- Customized at-home dental care plans
Dr. Nicholas P. Primiano and Dr. Diane M. Mach deliver comfortable, convenient, high-quality dental care. Schedule an appointment today. We’ll help you keep your teeth shining bright and healthy.