Our team is committed to doing all we can to help you prevent tooth decay and other damaging conditions. One of the services we offer to help us accomplish this goal is dental sealants. Sealants work to protect your teeth from decay by covering the chewing surface and blocking out the plaque, bacteria, acids, and food particles that lead to decay. The molars and premolars (back teeth) are pitted with natural grooves and fissures where plaque and food may easily become lodged and cause tooth decay. The sealant covers these pits and grooves, and the dental sealant also creates a smooth surface on the tooth so you can more effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing.
The process of placing a dental sealant in Vacaville, California, is quick and painless. Our dentist simply paints a tooth-colored or clear plastic resin material onto the surface of the tooth and allows it to dry. This typically takes just a few minutes, and with good dental hygiene, sealants often last for several years. Dr. Nicholas D. Esplin usually recommends sealants for children when their permanent molars and premolars erupt, and we invite you to also ask us about dental sealants for adults. For more information, please call or visit us today.