About Dental Sealants@headingTag>
Since toothbrushes can't always reach every nook and cranny of the mouth, sealants are an easy way to increase protection against cavities, decay, and bacteria. Manufactured with flexible plastic, dental sealants are applied to the occlusal surface of the upper and lower back teeth. Once in position, sealants prevent food particles and bacteria from reaching the tooth. Patients who receive dental sealants can't feel or see the plastic covering once in place. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham can help Durham, NC patient's dental enamel to be protected from bacteria and decay.
"Jasmine and Faith were so sweet to my son. Faith cleaned, polished and sealed his teeth and was so encouraging and comforting the entire time!"- W.F. / Google / Jul 03, 2017
"Great place!!! This team has been excellent with me. I've always had anxiety with the dentist. I did t go to one for 18 years. They have done everything from extractions to crowns a d not o e bit of anxiety."- N.L. / Google / Jul 03, 2017
"Ms. Lisa was very informative of my current oral health and gave excellent advice on how remediate my issues. The process of becoming a patient was fast and easy. The staff were welcoming and Dr. Zhao was very nice."- F.K. / Google / Jul 03, 2017
"I was passing through NC on our family vacation and needed some work done due to a bad tooth. After calling several places along our route, I thankfully ended up calling Dental Works and they were able to help me without a new patient exam and get me fixed up without any issues. I was so happy with the staff as they were able to take care of me just as I was an everyday patient. Thank You!!!"- M.B. / Google / Jun 26, 2017
"Great experience and I cried because I was nervous, Jessica, Lisa and Dr. Z were so reassuring?"- P.H. / Google / Jun 19, 2017
What to Expect@headingTag>
Having sealants over the teeth at DentalWorks - Durham is an easy procedure that is performed without sedation or numbing. Before the sealants are put on, the teeth will be cleansed and buffed to make sure that plaque and tarter are not being sealed within the tooth. After this occurs, the tooth will be delicately scraped to where the sealant will be placed, then rinsed and dried. Once the tooth is prepared, our dentists will brush on the sealant onto the tooth and use a laser light to secure the sealant. Our dentists will ensure to make certain the sealant is secure.
With regular care, including consistent at-home oral care and on-going check ups at DentalWorks - Durham with our dentists, sealants can last up to a decade. Our dentists will evaluate the integrity the sealants at every dental appointment. Patients will be kept informed as to whether they need to be replaced. Patients should always brush their teeth at least twice a day, as well as safeguard them by not clenching their teeth and eliminating sticky candy. While sealants are recommended for kids and adolescence, some older individuals may decide to wear their sealants if they have a history of getting cavities.
Insurance companies typically cover a large portion of the expense for dental sealants for kids and teenagers, but some cover older individuals as well. DentalWorks - Durham's billing staff will confirm with the patient's insurance provider to get the exact benefits that are available. If the insurance plan does not cover the fees for dental sealants our dentists are happy to discuss various payment options. An important reminder is that the cost of sealants is typically less expensive than a filling or other dental repair.
Plan Your Procedure
The majority of our patients can benefit from the safeguarding of dental sealants. They keep the back teeth protected with an easy procedure. To protect the teeth from decay and bacteria, dental sealants are a nice option for individuals who want better dental exams with our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC. Although they can't be sensed, sealants combined with a consistent home oral regime can give you a healthier smile.