Dental Sealants

Irvine Tooth Cafe & Orthodontics offers dental sealants as a preventive measure to protect your teeth from decay. Ideal for both children and adults, sealants are a simple yet effective way to maintain oral health.

What are Dental Sealants and Who Needs Them?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). They are particularly beneficial for children and teenagers who are more prone to cavities, but adults can also benefit from sealants.

The Benefits of Dental Sealants

Sealants offer several advantages:

  • Cavity Prevention: They effectively shield the grooves and depressions in your teeth from food particles and plaque.
  • Easy Application: The process is quick, painless, and non-invasive.
  • Long-Lasting Protection: Sealants can last for several years with proper care.
  • Cost-Effective: They are a cost-effective way to prevent cavities and more extensive dental treatments.

The Quick and Easy Process of Applying Sealants

The application of dental sealants is a straightforward and painless procedure:

  • The teeth are thoroughly cleaned and dried.
  • A bonding agent is applied which penetrates deep into the enamel pores, ensuring a strong bond.
  • The sealant material is then painted onto the tooth enamel, where it bonds directly and hardens.
  • A special curing / laser light is used to help the sealant harden.

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