Dental Sealants in Surrey
If you examine your premolars and molars, you will find that there are grooves on the chewing surface of each tooth. Even with proper brushing, it can be hard to clean these recesses as they can be narrow and deep. Dental sealants may be applied to the premolars and molars to fill in those grooves causing brushing to be more effective in defending against tooth decay.
A dental sealant is a thin coat of plastic resin that is painted over the surface of the teeth. Once the resin has been applied to the teeth, it is hardened using a curing light. The sealing process is quick and pain-free and dental sealants look and feel like natural teeth.
Dental sealants are normally used on children, but we recommend waiting until permanent teeth have erupted. Adults with healthy teeth may opt for sealants as well.
Sealants typically last for three to five years, but it is not uncommon for adults to have sealants in place from their childhood. Dental sealants are only useful if they are fully intact, therefore you must visit your dentist regularly for checkups to ensure your sealants are not chipped or worn. If your sealants are not intact, we can repair them by adding more plastic resin.
Are You Looking for Dental Sealants in Surrey?
If you are considering dental sealants in Surrey for yourself or your children, contact us today at Newton Village Dental Clinic. At Newton Village Dental Clinic, our dentist, Dr. Patrick Nguyen is well-qualified to address your dental concerns with over 28 years of experience in dentistry. You will find as well that our entire dental team is committed to offering you and your family a rewarding dental experience every time you visit our clinic.
So, call us today to learn more about dental sealants or any of our other services.