Sealants

Dentist Redding

However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants. The process of applying sealants is easy and fast.

  • We thoroughly clean the teeth
  • The teeth are dried
  • A liquid solution is put on the chewing surfaces of the teeth
  • The solution is cured using a special curing light

Sealants act as a barrier and protect the enamel from plaque and acids. They may last for several years before a reapplication is needed. While the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay.

Sealants are not a substitute for brushing your teeth. It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene and keep up with professional dental cleanings. Also, sealants do not protect the teeth, so it is essential to continue to floss daily.

For more information or to request an appointment, contact Summit Dentistry of Redding.