Syracuse Dental Sealants Specialist
Dental sealants are thin resinous films or coatings that are brushed on the chewing surfaces of back teeth to protect them from tooth infection. They are a quick, gentle, affordable, and vital way to protect teeth, particularly your children’s teeth, from tooth abscess. TLC Dental Group, the home of “Gentle Dentistry,” is a leading Syracuse specialist in dental sealants having provided this essential abscessed tooth protection to generations of patients. If you and, above all, your children do not enjoy this invaluable tooth cavity deterrent please phone TLC Dental Group for an appointment today at 315-637-7684.
Vital Importance of Dental Sealants
Tooth decay remains the most chronic health disease affecting children today despite the fact that most tooth decay is preventable by emplacing teeth sealants immediately after the back chewing teeth erupt. Dental cavities caused by tooth decay will only get worse and may cause infection, abscess, premature tooth loss, and even death if infection becomes systemic. Thus when tooth decay occurs it must be removed and the tooth structure replaced with an appropriate type of dental restoration.
Unfortunately all dental restorations have artificial margins that are prone to tooth decay. More tooth structure is lost each time new tooth decay occurs. Studies show that young adults who had teeth cavities restored at a young age are more likely to incur large fractures in previously restored teeth that may then require root canal treatments, dental crowns, or tooth extractions. Therefore it is essential to do everything possible to prevent tooth decay.
Tooth sealant protection is an ideal infected tooth deterrent because the pits and fissures of molars and premolars are often narrower than a toothbrush bristle and are difficult to clean. Indeed, without teeth sealants, the average person has a 95% chance of experiencing a dental cavity in these teeth and little chance of experiencing a tooth cavity with intact teeth sealants.
As the chewing surface of children’s teeth is most susceptible to tooth decay, dental sealants should be applied to newly erupted permanent teeth and in some cases to primary teeth. And although critical for children, the preventive benefits of teeth sealants extend to people of all ages. If your molar and pre-molar teeth are presently free of tooth decay and dental fillings, you should insure their continued dental health and appearance by promptly contacting TLC Dental Group for tooth sealant protection.
Dental Sealants Treatment
Sealing teeth is a short and simple procedure. First, we thoroughly clean your tooth and apply a preparatory solution that facilitates dental sealant adhesion. When the tooth is clean and dry, we meticulously brush a thin film of dental sealant on the tooth’s surface and then harden it with a curing light. The entire gentle process is completed in a matter of minutes.
Dental Sealants Durability
Dental sealants are very durable and normally last for many years. Their condition is carefully monitored by TLC hygienists during biannual Professional Dental Cleanings or “Recares” and if tooth infractions are detected, they reapply the dental sealants and resecure the healthy teeth.
For more than a quarter of a century our calling card has been “We Cater to Cowards” and over this time we have set the Syracuse, NY dentist benchmark for “Gentle Dental.” Throughout your dental sealants treatment we will allay your concerns with our comforting staff, amenities, anesthetics, and our unwavering commitment to your care and comfort.
Affordable Dental Sealants Treatment
Dr. Rothenberg believes that “excellent dental care should not be reserved for the privileged few” and that dental cost, particularly dental sealants cost, should be affordable. Accordingly, TLC Dental Group has long been recognized not only for the superiority of its dental sealants but also for their affordability. We are “Affordable Dental” and proudly preserve your teeth and your wallet.
For definitions related to teeth sealants consult Dr. Rothenberg’s Dental Dictionary.