Dental Sealants in Jupiter, FL
Some people are more prone to developing cavities and tooth decay, even with the best at-home oral hygiene. Dental sealants give your teeth the extra protection they need to stay healthy and beautiful. Smiles Dentistry in Jupiter, Florida, led by Sharada Kacham, DDS, offers dental sealants for adults, adolescents and children in West Palm Beach and the surrounding communities in Palm Beach County.
What are Dental Sealants?
Unfortunately, many people are more likely to develop tooth decay and cavities even though they brush, floss, and see the dentist on a regular basis. Dental sealants are designed to provide an extra layer of protection to protect the teeth and keep them healthy for many years.
Dental Sealants Benefits and Treatment Options
Dr. Kacham recommends dental sealants to her patients because the treatments:
- Boost tooth health
- Adhere to the natural tooth
- Require no special at-home care
- Are quick and easy
Why are Dental Sealants Necessary?
Your genetics play an important role in your oral health. Even healthy teeth can sometimes develop tooth decay and cavities if the tooth structure is slightly different than that of other patients. Dental sealants coat the outer enamel of your teeth and provide an additional barrier that prevents plaque and other harmful substances from damaging your teeth.
What is the Procedure for Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants can be applied after a cleaning or other procedure. We prefer to clean the teeth first so that no particles or plaque are trapped under the sealant. Dr. Kacham dries the surface of your tooth with gauze and then applies a mild adhesive to the tooth. Once the adhesive sets, the sealant is applied to the adhesive.
Preparing for Dental Sealants
Dental sealants require no special preparation. Dr. Kacham may recommend a professional cleaning before applying a dental sealant.
Recovery from Dental Sealants
Depending on the type of dental sealant that is used, you may need to avoid eating and drinking until it has hardened completely. You should not touch the sealant until it is set, which usually takes a few hours. Dental sealants provide protection to your teeth for many months and even years. If the sealant wears off your tooth, Dr. Kacham will re-apply it during your routine cleanings.
How Much Do Dental Sealants Cost in Jupiter?
Dental insurance covers dental sealants as a preventive treatment. After your consultation, we provide a cost of your dental sealant and other treatments that are performed. If your insurance does not cover the entire cost, you can pay your out-of-pocket expenses by cash, check, or credit card. If you are interested in our dental financing options, we recommend that you apply with CareCredit®.
Are Dental Sealants Right for Me?
Dental sealants are safe enough to be used on patients of all ages.
No matter how well you brush and floss, your teeth may be susceptible to tooth decay and cavities. Dental sealants applied to your teeth will provide an extra layer of protection to keep your teeth healthy. If you live in Palm Beach County, including Jupiter and West Palm Beach, and want to learn more about dental sealants, contact us to schedule a consultation with Sharada Kacham, DDS.