Dental Sealants Gardena CA

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants Gardena, CA

Sealants are a strong, specialized material that your Gardena dentist bonds to the biting surfaces of the back teeth, namely, the molars and premolars. Dental sealants in Gardena help fill in the deep grooves and pits of the teeth that are hard to keep clean in order to prevent cavities.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Sealants in Gardena?

Dental sealants can help protect against dental decay. Since the sealant material fills in the deep grooves in the enamel, it’s easier to clean your teeth thoroughly. It’s also harder for plaque and food particles to build up and damage the teeth.

By providing your teeth with an extra layer of protection, dental sealants in Gardena can help prevent more complex, serious, and costly dental procedures.

What Happens During a Dental Sealant Appointment?

We don’t need to numb the teeth because we aren’t removing any enamel or decay. Your Gardena dentist simply scrubs the enamel with a coarse paste, making sure to remove any stains, plaque, or food particles.

From there, your dentist will rinse the paste, dry the teeth, and place a rubber dam and lots of cotton rolls around the teeth to keep them dry.

Then, your dentist will dispense the soft, liquid-like plastic material into the enamel grooves. They will make sure there are no voids or bubbles and spread the material to cover the intended area. Finally, they will use a UV light to cure (harden) the sealants.

How Long Does a Dental Sealants Appointment Take?

Typically, your Gardena dentist will place sealants in all eight molars, which they can do in approximately 30 minutes.

Once the procedure is complete, patients can get back to their day, return to school or work, and eat and drink like normal after a short waiting period.

Dental Sealants in Gardena CA
Dental Sealants Gardena CA

How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?

Dental sealants in Gardena can last between five to 10 years. Of course, for any dental restoration to last a long time, proper care is required. To care for your sealants:

  • Brush your teeth properly at least twice a day
  • Reduce or avoid overly acidic or sugary foods
  • Avoid chewing hard foods like ice

Why Did My Sealant Fall Out?

If you’ve lost a sealant, it could be for one or both of the following reasons.

  • Wear and tear: Our habits and the foods and beverages we consume can wear down the sealants. Chewing hard foods, using our teeth as tools, eating acidic foods, and clenching/grinding our teeth can cause the sealants to break down, chip, or come out.
  • Improper placement: There isn't a good seal if your teeth aren’t 100% dry during the application process. Improper bonding can lead to the sealant falling out. Another issue is that if saliva or plaque gets trapped under the sealant during placement, bacteria can cause decay to develop.

Your risk of losing a sealant is reduced when the person placing your dental sealants is a well-trained and highly qualified dental practitioner, like your Gardena dentist, Dr. Omid, and his team.

How Much Do Dental Sealants in Gardena Cost?

Dental sealants generally start at $35 per tooth on average. Talk to your Gardena dental team for an accurate estimate and to see if your dental insurance will cover any of the cost.

Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Sealants?

Children are often the best candidates for sealants because they are more prone to dental decay and have difficulty thoroughly cleaning their teeth. However, some adults are also good candidates. If you would like to find out if you or your child are good candidates for dental sealants in Gardena, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Omid.

Dental Sealants – Another Way to Help Protect Your Teeth

If you’re interested in dental sealants for you or your child, contact your Gardena dentist for an appointment.


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