Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants in
Huntington Beach & San Clemente, CA

Have you been looking for a way to protect your teeth? One of your options is dental sealants. Our dentists in Huntington Beach, CA and San Clemente, CA offer sealants near you to help keep your teeth healthy. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Seascape Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry. Our dentists near you would be happy to help.

What Are Sealants?

Sealants are one way that you can protect your teeth from tooth decay and cavities. They last for up to 10 years, so you will have long-term protection. Sealant material is made of resin or glass ionomer. The material is painted onto your teeth during the treatment. This leaves you with a thin coating on your teeth. The sealants act as a shield from germs and food, which could cause cavities and tooth decay.

How Are Sealants Applied?

Sealants are applied to the tops of your bottom molars and the bottoms of your top molars. These areas are referred to as the chewing surfaces. The application process is quick and painless. First, your teeth will be cleaned and dried. Throughout the sealant process, your teeth will be kept dry with cotton. Then, our dentists will apply an acid solution to your teeth, which will allow the sealant solution to bond to your teeth. Your teeth will be rinsed and dried again before the sealant is applied. Our dentists will simply paint the sealant material onto the teeth. To help the material harden, a curing light may be used.

Who Should Get Sealants?

Anyone can get sealants. They are an optional way to prevent some dental issues. If you are prone to tooth decay and cavities, sealants may be right for you. Children often get cavities because their teeth are more susceptible to decay. Our dentists recommend sealants for children, but there are benefits to both kids and adults getting them. Our dentists can help you to decide whether sealants are a good option for your needs. If you’re interested in sealants, make an appointment at Seascape Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry. We are here to help with sealants, as well as your other dental needs.

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