Dental sealants are a preventive treatment that work to block decay-causing factors and keep your teeth and smile healthy. Our dentists may recommend this treatment for patients of all ages to provide long-term protection for your smile. Call Gila Ridge Dental at 928-249-3673 to set up an appointment with Dr. Thor Thorson, Dr. Stephen Garner and learn more about dental sealants in Yuma, Arizona.
Dental sealants, which are made of a tooth-colored or clear material, are painted thinly onto the chewing surface of the teeth. The sealants form a barrier over the pits and grooves of the back teeth, thus blocking out food debris and bacteria. In this way, dental sealants help prevent cavities. The smooth surface of dental sealants also make brushing effectively easier.
Our dentists usually recommend dental sealants for children when the permanent molars grow in (between 6 and 12 years old). Adult patients who are prone to cavities or who have not had dental restoration or tooth decay in the past may also be good candidates for dental sealants. Dental sealants can be comfortably applied in one visit.
To set an appointment and learn more about dental sealants, contact our office today.