In most cases, dental sealants are applied to children’s teeth. This is because for the sealants to be truly effective they need to be applied as soon as possible, preferably right after the teeth have fully erupted. However, adults can also benefit from sealants if their teeth are in good shape, or if they are prone to cavities. Sealants can be an effective way to prevent cavities on the molars and premolars. The process may be painless and is done in a single visit with Dr. Donald Roman.
First, our dentist may wash and dry the tooth and then use a mild acidic solution to rough up the surface of the tooth. Then our dentist can apply the sealants which are very thin layers of plastic, on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. Once the sealant has cured, it can create an effective barrier between acids, bacteria and your tooth enamel. Keep in mind that sealants only protect the chewing surfaces of your teeth, and you still need to brush and floss and see our dentist for your regular cleanings and exams.
If you are concerned about cavities, either in your teeth or those of your child, you can call 201-843-0440 to make an appointment at Roman Dental Arts for dental sealants in Hackensack, New Jersey.