At Dr. Samuel Evans Jr.’s dental office, we are committed to doing everything within our power to stop tooth decay from occurring. Sealants are one of our most powerful preventive treatments. Especially useful for children, dental sealants are thin coatings of plastic that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. These surfaces can pose multiple complications for your smile. Your back teeth have deep grooves and pits that are hard to clean, making it easy for food particles and bacteria to get trapped and lead to tooth decay. Sealants act as a protective shield and make these surfaces smooth and easy to clean.
Applying dental sealants in Fairmont, North Carolina is one of our simplest treatments, taking only a few minutes per tooth. The plastic used is strong and durable. Dr. Samuel Evans Jr., our gentle dentist, will carefully prepare the tooth receiving the sealant by applying a bonding liquid that creates a textured surface. This will allow the sealant to bond more easily with your original tooth structure. Then, the sealant is painted on and allowed to harden. While dental sealants are most often used for children who have not experienced major tooth decay, adults who do not have existing dental restorations on their back teeth may also benefit from sealants. For more information, we invite you to contact our dental office today. We hope to keep your smile healthy and bright for a lifetime.