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Dental Sealants


You need healthy molars so that you can properly chew your food, but their location and shape can make them tough to brush, which is why our dentists and team offer dental sealants in Quincy, Massachusetts. This is an easy treatment done in one visit with Dr. Gursimran Sidhu or Dr. Ansh Desai, with benefits that can last up to 10 years. For an appointment for yourself or your child, call Spring Dental at 617-328-0790. One of our team members will be happy to help.

A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentists may recommend to protect patients’ teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-coloured resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of teeth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean teeth with normal brushing.

Dental sealants are most often recommended for children. Our dentists frequently recommend sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice.

Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our dental specialist in the Quincy office today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin and have protective coatings on the chewing surfaces of teeth to keep germs and food particles out.

How does sealant for teeth compare to filling a cavity?

Sealant for teeth is a preventive measure to protect healthy teeth from cavities. Fillings are used to restore teeth that already have cavities. Sealants can be a proactive approach to avoiding the need for fillings in the future.

Should I ask the dentist to put temporary sealant for teeth on my child's teeth?

Yes, temporary sealants for teeth are highly recommended for children, as they are more susceptible to cavities. Sealants render an extra layer of protection against decay, helping to keep your child’s teeth healthy.

Will getting dental sealants for adults hurt?

No, getting dental sealants for adults is a painless and non-invasive procedure. It simply involves cleaning the tooth surface, applying the sealant material, and allowing it to bond to the tooth. There is no discomfort during the process.

Will dental sealants make teeth feel different?

No, dental sealants are thin and smooth, so they should not significantly alter the feel of the teeth. You will not witness a significant difference after sealant placement, except for the added protection against cavities.

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