Dr. Jon Glenn may recommend dental sealants to help protect your teeth from cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are a type of preventive treatment made from a clear or tooth-colored resin material. The sealant material is painted onto the chewing surfaces of your teeth, where it forms a smooth shield over the tooth to block out food debris, bacteria and other decay-causing factors. This smooth coating also makes it easier to clean your teeth with regular brushing and flossing.
Sealants are typically provided for children after their permanent molars begin to erupt (usually between ages 6 and 12). However, adults can also benefit from sealants, and our dentist may recommend this treatment for anyone whose teeth are prone to decay. Sealants can be applied in just one visit to our office and are often provided during your regular cleanings and exams. The application process is quick and comfortable and can be completed in only a few minutes. Once applied, your sealants will last for several years to offer long-term protection for your teeth and help keep your smile healthy.
Call us today at 949-644-0071 to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist and learn more about how dental sealants in Newport Beach, California, can benefit you.