What is a sealant?
A dental sealant is a thin coating of resin material that is placed on the chewing surface of the teeth to prevent tooth decay. In most cases, sealants are applied to the molars and pre-molars (back teeth) because these teeth have natural grooves and pits on the tooth surface, making them a common site of decay. A dental sealant in Savannah, Georgia, is made of a tooth-colored or clear material, making it invisible in your smile. The process for applying a sealant takes just a few minutes at our office. First, our dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth and may apply a liquid that helps the sealant form a stronger bond with the tooth. The sealant is then simply painted onto the tooth and allowed to dry. This process requires no shots, needles, or drills, so you can rest assured that your visit to Groover Family Dentistry will be comfortable and pain free.
Do I need a sealant?
Dr. Michael J. Groover most often recommends dental sealants for our young patients as soon as their permanent molars grow in, which is usually between the ages of six and twelve years. The sealant helps to prevent decay by forming a barrier that blocks out food debris, bacteria, and plaque, which cause tooth decay. The dental sealant also creates a smoother surface, making your regular brushing more effective. For more information about the benefits of dental sealants, we welcome you to contact us today.