WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS? Many people have deep pits and grooves in their teeth where cavity-causing bacteria and food particles can hide. Children, in particular, can develop decay in hard-to-reach molars. Dental Sealants offer a means by which molars and chewing surfaces can be protected from decay. Recognized by the American Dental Association, dental sealants consist of a thin plastic film that forms an impenetrable barrier providing cavity prevention. HOW DENTAL SEALANTS ARE APPLIED The procedure is pretty simple: • Teeth are treated with a cleaning and etching solution. • After just 15 seconds, the solution is rinsed away. • Teeth are dried and coated with the Dental Sealant, which is then hardened with a curing light. This entire process takes between 10 to 45 minutes, depending upon the number of teeth sealed, making it fast, easy and comfortable. Dental sealants can last many years. While most insurance companies cover dental sealant procedures at a minimal level, they are becoming increasingly aware of this technique’s value as a preventive measure that can help reduce future dental costs and more aggressive treatments. Dental sealants definitely have their place in your cavity prevention and smile preservation arsenal! Dr. Caffaratti also offers a full range of Cosmetic and Specialty Dentistry Services: • Teeth Whitening • Bonding • Porcelain Veneers • Dental Implants • Bone Grafts • Sinus Lifts • Oral Rehabilitation Contact our Sparks, Nevada Dental Office of Dr. Caffaratti to schedule your consultation with our friendly and knowledgeable team of smile experts.