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Dental Sealants

Next-Level Cavity Protection

Wouldn’t it be great if you could put an invisible shield over your teeth that would keep them protected from plaque and cavities? With a dental sealant, that’s basically what we can do! They enable our team to “seal off” particularly vulnerable areas of the teeth in order to prevent decay. They are perfect for children who are still learning how to brush, and they can even help adults who are prone to cavities as well. They only take minutes to apply and can easily last for 10 years or more. To learn more about sealants and schedule an appointment to get them, contact us today.

Why Choose East Islip Dental Care for Dental Sealants?

  • Highly experienced team that has served local families for over 30 years
  • Fast & painless procedure
  • Open 7 days a week

Why Dental Sealants Exist

Many people have deep pits and grooves in their teeth where bacteria and food particles can hide and cause decay. Children with poor brushing habits may also develop decay on hard-to-reach molars. For situations like these, dental sealants offer a means of protecting molar and premolar chewing surfaces from decay. Recognized by the American Dental Association as a key means of cavity prevention, dental sealants are simply a thin plastic film that can be applied to teeth.

How Dental Sealants Help

Dental sealants create an impenetrable physical barrier for small food particles and cavity-causing bacteria, making them highly effective in preventing tooth surface decay and the resulting cavities. Sealants can last up to ten years. Most insurance companies only cover sealant procedures at a minimal level, but the good news is that insurance companies seem to be recognizing this technique's value as a preventive measure that will help reduce future dental costs and more aggressive treatments.

What to Expect When Getting Dental Sealants

First, we identify and fill any spots of decay, then prepare your teeth with a cleaning and etching solution. After about 15 seconds, we thoroughly rinse the solution, dry the surface, coat your teeth with the sealant, and harden it with a curing light. The entire procedure is fast, easy, and comfortable. It takes about 10 to 45 minutes, depending on the number of teeth to seal.