A dental sealant in Napa, California is a type of preventive dental treatment generally suggested for children. Typically used on your molars and premolars, sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted onto the chewing surfaces of your teeth. These surfaces, full of grooves and pits, are hard to clean and prone to decay and wear. Sealants create a smooth, easy-to-clean surface to protect your smile and keep it healthy. Of all the dental treatments we offer at VanDenburgh Dental, sealants are among the easiest to apply.
In fact, it only takes a couple of minutes for our skilled dentist, Dr. Steven VanDenburgh, to apply each sealant. To apply dental sealants, our caring dental team will:
- Clean and dry the surfaces of the tooth
- Apply a gentle solution to create a rough texture for an easier bond
- Clean and dry the tooth a second time
- Paint the sealant onto the tooth, where it directly bonds and hardens
While sealants are usually used for children, adults may benefit from sealants if they do not have dental restorations on their molars and do not have decay or damage in that region of the mouth. For more information about what a sealant can do for your smile, we encourage you to contact our dental office and schedule a visit today. We look forward to seeing you.