To protect your teeth against cavities, consider dental sealants in Pulaski, Tennessee. Dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from decay. While dental sealants are very commonly placed on children’s teeth, they can also be used for adults.
When you visit Owens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for dental sealant placement, the back teeth are thoroughly cleaned by Dr. Nathan Owens or our hygienist. The teeth are then rinsed and dried carefully. An acidic solution is used to roughen the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to help the sealant attach to the teeth. The solution is then rinsed off and your teeth are dried. At this point, he will paint the liquid sealant onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. A special light will be used to harden the dental sealant in place. The dried sealant is a hard-plastic varnish coating. You will be able to chew with the tooth or teeth normally.
Care for your teeth with dental sealants in the same way you would care for your other teeth. Make sure you come in for your regular dental appointments so that our dentist can examine your sealants and make sure they are not worn or chipped. Dr. Nathan Owens can repair or replace sealants as needed.
Feel free to call us at 931-363-1388 today for more information and to book an appointment with our dentist.