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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants For Adults and Kids

Dental Sealants Treatment In Greeley

Elite Dental Center provides a proven and safe preventive treatment to all patients regardless of their age. Everyone can benefit from the dental sealants that our professional dentists offer. They are a preventive type of dental treatment that we recommend to protect our patient’s teeth from decay. It is made of a tooth-colored, clear resin material applied onto the teeth part used to chew. They prevent tooth decay and cavities by blocking and keeping the bacteria and food debris out that causes the tooth to decay. This treatment creates a smooth coating around the natural grooves and pits of the tooth’s surface, making it easier to completely clean the teeth even with regular brushing.

This preventive treatment is mainly recommended for children for the permanent molars as soon they stay to grow out, usually between 6 and 12 years of age. Obviously, adults can also be recommended for this procedure whose teeth show signs of decay and cavities. Dental sealants can be applied to your teeth in just one quick, comfortable visit to our office.

They are one of the most effective dental treatments you can receive to protect your teeth from decay and cavity. This oral-service can be provided comfortably and painlessly in a single visit to our clinic. This preventive treatment will ensure that decay and cavities never harm your beautiful smile and maintain your oral health for many years to come. If you are interested in knowing more about our procedures, please feel free to call us at 970 660-0925 and ask away all your questions. Or you can come to visit us at office in Greeley, Colorado. We hope to see you soon.

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants can be described as a safety net that has been designed to protect your teeth clean and healthy. A thin, protective coating that covers the chewing surface of your teeth in the back. Don’t mistake it for a substitute for brushing and flossing; they simply add to the effectiveness of your daily healthcare routine. This procedure is quite simple and safe to undergo.

How long do dental sealants last?

The maximum life of a dental sealant has been observed to be around 8-9 years. However, they can still fall off at the early to middle stages. For the first 2 years, Dental sealants provide 80% of protection against cavities, and after 4 years, it drops to 50% protection. Whether they are dental sealants for adults or dental sealants for kids, they should be checked and thoroughly examined at regular dental appointments. 

How much do dental sealants cost?

If you are planning to get a dental tooth sealant for your teeth without insurance, the cost of this treatment can cost you about $30-$40 per tooth. Keep in mind that dentists are free to set their own dental sealant costs, so be sure to check out your area to find the clinic offering the best rates. 

What are dental sealants made of?

Plastic is the primary material that is used to make dental sealants. Plastic that is made from monomers extracted from BPA, which includes bis-GMA & DMA to be precise. Meaning they are entirely BPA-free however, due to the overtime chemical reaction with saliva, BPA is created.

Are dental sealants toxic?

No, they aren’t toxic. However, prolonged exposure to your saliva will cause a chemical reaction that will create BPA in them, which will harm your health. Avoid using them more than the recommended date.