Dental Sealants in Wexford, PA

What are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin layers of protective coating for your teeth. They’re made from a safe, BPA-free plastic that’s unnoticeable, but seals bacteria out. Sealants are incredible for keeping vulnerable teeth safe from cavities. While normally recommended for children, adults can greatly benefit from sealants too.

Learn from Dr. Gabriel if sealants may be a good option to protect your smile.

How Dental Sealants are Applied

Dental sealants are very easy to apply and the procedure is non-invasive. First, Dr. Gabriel will clean the tooth or teeth that are receiving sealants. Then, he’ll dry your teeth off and apply an agent that will help the sealants bond with your teeth.

Finally, he applies the sealants by painting them onto your teeth, where they’ll harden. He may use a special light to help the sealants harden quicker. That’s all there is to it.

Are You a Candidate for Sealants?

Sealants can be a great option for many people. While they’re commonly recommended for children, sealants provide many benefits for adults, too. Dr. Gabriel may place sealants if you:

  • Have teeth with hard-to-clean pits
  • Don’t have fillings or decay on your back molars
  • Have a tooth that’s particularly vulnerable

If you’re interested in sealants for your teeth, don’t hesitate to contact us at (724) 935-2100. Dr. Gabriel can discuss the possibility of dental sealants with you.

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