Molars and premolars have deep pits and grooves where food particles and bacteria often become trapped, making them susceptible to cavities. Dental sealants act as a shield, preventing these tiny crevices from becoming a breeding ground for decay-causing agents. This non-invasive procedure is painless and requires no drilling or removal of tooth structure.
Dental sealants offer several advantages for patients of all ages. Firstly, they provide a cost-effective way to reduce the risk of cavities. By sealing off vulnerable areas, they can save you from more extensive and costly dental work down the road. Secondly, sealants are a fantastic option for children and teenagers, as they are most vulnerable to tooth decay during their formative years. Finally, adults can also benefit from sealants, especially if they have deep grooves in their molars.
The process of getting dental sealants is quick and painless. First, our dentist will clean and dry the tooth’s surface. Then, Dr. Samuel Rosenbaum will apply a special composite material to help the sealant bond securely to the tooth. After rinsing and drying again, the sealant material is painted onto the tooth and cured with a special light. You can expect the procedure to be comfortable, with no need for anesthesia.
If you are looking for a proactive approach to protect your teeth, contact Dental on the Hudson at 718-601-2685 to schedule your dental sealant in Riverdale, New York.