Dr. Lohner and Dr. Jimmer provide many services that can heal dental problems and diseases. However, we go one step further by offering procedures that prevent these problems from developing in the first place. Our dentists and team offer dental sealants in Cedar Hills, Utah, in order to prevent cavities from growing in your most vulnerable teeth. We invite you to contact Lexington Heights Dental today if you would like to learn more about dental sealants as a preventive dentistry measure.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Sealants are thin resin coverings that are applied to the grooves of your molars to protect them from tooth decay. Sealants keep food particles and germs from settling within the crevices of your teeth. Most commonly used for children and adolescents, the treatment is applied like a polish, which we then dry using a high-intensity curing light. The protective shield is generally undetectable, lasts five to 10 years and can be applied to a tooth within a matter of minutes.
How Do Dental Sealants Work?
Cavities are holes and areas of decay that develop in your teeth. When you eat sugar, the plaque bacteria that collect on teeth grow and produce the acids that eat away at tooth enamel. This is especially harmful in areas like the chewing surfaces of your molars and premolars. These teeth are located in the back of your mouth, and their chewing surfaces contain grooves and fissures that help them grind down food. However, these grooves also trap food and plaque more easily than other areas of the mouth, and they are difficult places to clean.
The chewing surface of your molars and premolars are more prone to tooth decay, which is why we coat them with dental sealants. The sealant’s thin, plastic barrier prevents acids from attacking your tooth enamel and causing it to decay. Additionally, they create a smooth surface that is easier to clean and less likely to trap food.
Contact Our Dentists If You Want to Receive Sealants
We can prevent tooth decay before it even starts by applying dental sealants. If you want to keep your smile healthy for years to come, then ask our dentists about this service. We are pleased to care for patients throughout the surrounding areas, including Lehi, American Fork and Orem, Utah.