Sealants

Dental sealants help you prevent tooth decay and painful cavities. Applied in just a few minutes during a regular dental checkup or cleaning appointment, dental sealants are clear and durable. The team at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry uses the most advanced sealants available for patients in Valencia, California, and throughout the Santa Clarita Valley region, providing optimal protection of your teeth. Call the office today to learn more about dental sealants or to make an appointment, or schedule your appointment online.

Sealants

Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth, typically the premolars and molars. The sealants provide a protective barrier for enamel-eroding acids and harmful bacteria that can cause decay, and they also can help reduce tooth sensitivity.

Even though the surfaces of teeth may appear smooth and undamaged, tiny fissures or openings in the surfaces of your teeth can allow bacteria to enter the tooth structure. Once inside your tooth, bacteria eats away at the tooth material and causes cavities or deeper damage in the pulp portion of the tooth. Sealants coat these areas to keep bacteria out so you can prevent cavities and enjoy better oral health.

How are dental sealants applied?

Before they’re applied, dental sealants are in liquid form. That means you don’t need impressions or a complex fitting process during application. Your dentist applies the sealant compound to each tooth and then uses a special light to harden the material on your teeth. Most sealants are made of very durable plastic that’s completely clear so it won’t affect the appearance of your teeth.

Do all teeth get sealants?

Usually, your dentist uses sealants only on the chewing surfaces of the premolars and molars, those teeth with larger chewing surfaces that are more prone to surface cracks that can lead to cavities. Your front teeth lack flat chewing surfaces, so they’re less likely to have areas where bacteria can collect.

Are dental sealants just for kids?

No. While sealants are widely used in pediatric dentistry to protect teeth from cavities, dentists also use them for adults and teens to provide that extra barrier against decay-causing bacteria.

How long do sealants last?

It varies from one patient to the next and may depend on the type of sealant your dentist uses, but sealants can last up to 10 years. Regular checkups are important for lasting results, however. During your visits, the Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry team evaluates your sealants and reapplies them as needed to ensure you benefit from ongoing protection against decay.

Are dental sealants safe?

Yes, dental sealants are made of materials that are completely safe for you and for your kids.

Do sealants need special care?

No, once they’re applied and they’ve hardened, you can brush, floss, and eat normally.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, we accept all PPO insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Delta Dental
Guardian
Health Net
MetLife
UnitedHealthcare
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Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry
27450 Tourney Road, Suite #250
Santa Clarita Valley

Valencia, CA 91355
Phone: 661-279-6826
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661-279-6826

Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry
27450 Tourney Road
Suite #250
Valencia, CA 91355