Dental Sealant – The Procedure

Like most procedures, dental sealant placement isn’t a typically popular dental procedure, so the process isn’t a widely known op. However, it is a dental procedure that takes a little amount of time and is a lot less intimidating than other procedures too.

Because there is no need for any anaesthesia, it is a reasonably calm process but is one that leaves your teeth clean and fully protected from plaque and natural erosion. Dental surgery Warrington specialists are here to explain the full process, how long they last and what they actually are.

Dental Sealant – The Procedure

Like most procedures, dental sealant placement isn’t a typically popular dental procedure, so the process isn’t a widely known op. However, it is a dental procedure that takes a little amount of time and is a lot less intimidating than other procedures too.

Because there is no need for any anaesthesia, it is a reasonably calm process but is one that leaves your teeth clean and fully protected from plaque and natural erosion. Dental surgery Warrington specialists are here to explain the full process, how long they last and what they actually are.

Dental Sealant – The Procedure

Like most procedures, dental sealant placement isn’t a typically popular dental procedure, so the process isn’t a widely known op. However, it is a dental procedure that takes a little amount of time and is a lot less intimidating than other procedures too.

Because there is no need for any anaesthesia, it is a reasonably calm process but is one that leaves your teeth clean and fully protected from plaque and natural erosion. Dental surgery Warrington specialists are here to explain the full process, how long they last and what they actually are.

What Are They

Dental Sealants are plastic coatings that are placed on the grooves of your molar teeth to prevent decay. Things like bacteria and acids aid to this type of decay, and this is what they’re used for – to prevent further damage.

Although regular brushing and flossing prevents decay to an extent, sometimes it’s just not enough to reach those little nooks and cranny’s in the depths of the surface of each tooth. Some grooves can be thinner than any toothbrush bristle, which makes it hard to reach with a regular dental tool. Dental Sealants help protect the tooth from further decay, meaning your tooth is untouched by natural decay and allows you to avoid any nasty dental surgeries.

Where Are They Placed?

Dental Sealants are typically placed on your molar of premolar teeth. They target the areas of your mouth that are described as chewing surfaces, sealing them so that all grooves or ‘fissures’ are covered and protected from decay.

 Dental Sealants can also be used on other teeth in the mouth, depending on the severity of the fissure or how deep it is. Dental Surgery Warrington suggests that if your teeth are feeling a bit tender then dental sealants might be a perfect solution to help strengthen your tooth surfaces against impurities or dangerous acids.

How Long Do They Last?

Dental Sealants are proved to last for years, providing you with effective protection as long as you need it. For whatever reason, you needed to have your sealant reapplied, then there is no issue with getting further procedures.

Typically, dental sealants can last upwards of 10 years. These do need regular check-ups though, to check they’ve not chipped away or eroded with time. Your dentist or dental surgery Warrington specialists can top up your sealant by adding more material to it if there are any small damages to the surface.

How Are They Placed?

Now, on to the procedure itself. The dentist or professional performing the procedure will first clean the surface of the tooth, allowing for a completely clean and impurity free surface before applying the sealant. They will then wash the tooth and dry it before applying said sealant.

An acidic solution is then placed on the relevant area or areas and then rinsed off after a few seconds, allowing for small areas to become rough, making sure the following sealant grips to the area. Once the tooth has dried once again, the dental sealant is then placed on the tooth and hardened. This can be done by using a light, and allows the sealant to dry, making it safe to chew once again!

Contact Your Dental Surgery Warrington Team Today

If you’re after advice on how you can protect your teeth from natural erosion, be sure to contact us at Jones Dental today. Our experienced team are ready and waiting to treat you and your teeth, helping you achieve complete tooth perfection.

Call us today at Jones Dental on 01925 602 405 for further information on our services and opening times to make a booking or fill out our easy and simple online form, and we will get back to you.