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Are you concerned about your dental health, or that of your child? Would you like to give your smile or your child’s smile an extra burst of protection? Ask us if dental sealants can benefit you or your child. Dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that is painted over the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from decay.

Why are dental sealants used?
The molars and premolars have deep fissures, or grooves, on their chewing surfaces. They can be very difficult to clean properly because of this. Plaque and food particles can gather in the grooves, causing decay. Dental sealant can be used to shield these areas from plaque and food particles.

How are dental sealants placed?
The back teeth are first thoroughly cleaned and dried by Dr. Sefcik, Dr. Andrews, Dr. Andrews or our hygienist. An acidic solution is then placed on the chewing surface of the molars and premolars to roughen them. The teeth are dried again and then the dental sealant is painted on by our dentists. The material is allowed to cure.

How long do dental sealants last?
Dental sealants often last for several years before they need to be reapplied by our dentists. The sealants will be examined during regular cleaning and exam visits.

Feel free to contact Denali Dental at 303-254-4444 today to learn more about dental sealants in Northglenn, Colorado, and to set up an appointment.