Dental Sealants

Smiling girl at dentist
One of the dental services we provide are dental sealant treatments to help protect the chewing surfaces of the teeth against decay. A cavity is most likely to develop on a chewing surface of a tooth due to the tiny grooves which are present.
These grooves are known as “pits and fissures” and they provide decay-causing bacteria with the optimal conditions in which to grow. These dark & moist tiny grooves are also where bits of food become trapped which if not removed, can lead to tooth decay.

What Are Sealants?

Dental sealants are transparent coatings made of a plastic resin material that work by smoothing out the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This helps the teeth resist decay. When the back teeth are sealed, your child will most likely avoid getting cavities on these teeth to help him or her avoid the associated pain and the need for treatment while you can enjoy not having to pay for the treatment he or she needs.
Applying sealants to your child’s teeth is a painless procedure due to there being no nerves in tooth enamel. The first step involved in placing sealants is checking for any present decay. If decay is found, it will be gently removed. We then rinse and dry the teeth and apply the sealant in liquid form. In about one minute, the sealant dries. And that is all there is to it!
Close-up little girl at dentist

Questions about Dental Sealants?

We can’t wait to meet your entire family and help you all start working toward the healthy, beautiful smiles you deserve with our personalized care.
We are located in Kansas City, MO and welcome patients from all over the Northland area and beyond.