About Dental Sealants
Since brushing and flossing are not designed to reach every tooth far in the back of the mouth, teeth sealants are an preventative way to proactively gain protection against decay and infection. Made with plastic that is thin and flexible, dental sealants are secured to the chewing surface of the molars and premolars. Once secured on the tooth, sealants create a barrier from plaque and bacteria from reaching the tooth. People who have dental sealants don't sense the sealants once in place. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Wilmington can help Wilmington, NC patient's teeth to be safely guarded from bacteria, plaque, and decay.
"I went in yesterday as a new patient with an abscess. The receptionist treated me with understanding, kindness and respect. Susan, the assistant, stayed with me and explained every procedure. Dr Smith was interested in my care, in my pain, and actually treated the abscess with a root canal at this initial visit. He also gave me hope for future dental care. There was no condensation, no blame, only hope for a future beautiful smile and care. The office manager was gentle, discreet and worked with me within my budget limitations. The ENTIRE staff treated me with dignity and kindness and didn’t exacerbate my fear of dental work. EVERYBODY should go here! They actually care about YOU. I’m going back. And I’m telling all my friends to go there! And who ever heard of getting a numbing injection in your mouth WITHOUT PAIN? Dr Smith can do that!!!!"- K.M. / Google / Nov 06, 2018
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"My first visit here was wonderful. The staff was inviting and kind. The Dr explained everything to me clearly and thoroughly. Even though they were short staffed I was taken care of in a timely fashion."- M.S. / Google / Nov 02, 2018
"Very friendly and professional staff and facility. Reasonably priced for what I needed done."- P.B. / Google / Nov 01, 2018
"I never fail to get the upmost care. Such a friendly and caring Doctor Smith and staff."- J.S. / Google / Oct 27, 2018
What to Expect
Putting sealants on top of the teeth at DentalWorks - Wilmington is a quick and simple treatment that is done without any type of sedation. Before the sealants are placed into position, the teeth will be thoroughly cleaned to make certain that tarter, plaque, and bacteria are not being sealed inside the tooth. Once this is done, the tooth will be lightly molded and shaped to where the sealant will go, then rinsed and dried. Once the tooth is ready, our dentists will place the sealant over the tooth and use a unique light to harden the sealant. Our dentists will test to confirm the sealant is hardened.
With proper care, including thorough oral care and bi-annual check ups at DentalWorks - Wilmington with our dentists, teeth sealants can last up to for years. Our dentists will check the wear of the sealants at every dental exam. Patients will be kept up to date as to whether they may need to be replaced. Patients should consistently brush their teeth twice a day, as well as guard them by not grating their teeth and limiting sticky candy. While sealants are considered for younger patients, some patients over 20 may get sealants if they worry about getting cavities.
Insurance providers usually cover the bill for dental sealants for younger patients, but some cover older patients as well. DentalWorks - Wilmington's insurance coordinators will check with the patient's insurance policy to get the exact coverage available. If the benefits plan does not cover costs for teeth sealants our dentists are happy to discuss acceptable payment options. Something to remember is that the cost of sealants is generally less costly than a filling or other dental treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Anyone can benefit from the help of dental sealants. They protect the molars with a quick procedure. To prevent cavities or other serious issues, dental sealants may be a great option for people who prefer better dental check-ups with our dentists at DentalWorks - Wilmington in Wilmington, NC. Although they can't be, sealants combined with a regular home oral routine can give you a better and healthier smile.