Sealants are thin plastic coatings that are used to protect the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, namely your pre-molars and molars. These surfaces, while ideal for eating, are also prone to decay. This is because there are deep grooves and pits on these teeth where bacteria and food easily become trapped; these surfaces are also extremely hard to clean properly. Dental sealants in Baldwinsville, New York, are designed to act as a protective barrier while making your tooth’s surface smooth. Sealants can be applied in just minutes per tooth by our dentist and are non-invasive, making it one of our simplest treatments available.
Generally, Dr. A. Gregory Sohrweide suggests sealants to children who have not yet experienced serious decay or damage to their teeth. Dental sealants are most useful on healthy, strong teeth; sealants are most often recommended for children when their molars and pre-molars first come in. However, adults without dental restorations on their back teeth may also benefit from the use of sealants. We will work with you to determine whether dental sealants are an option for you. Our team is dedicated to caring for your smile, and we hope that using sealants will inspire more confidence in your overall oral health. If you would like more information, we welcome you to call and ask any questions you may have. We are happy to help!