If your teeth are at greater risk of developing cavities, Dr. Caesar Ciaglia and Dr. Jean Murphy can provide you with a dental sealant to help protect your teeth. Sealants are most frequently offered to children, but may also be recommended for adults with deeper grooves in the chewing surfaces of their teeth. We invite you to call New Lenox Dental Group today at 815-485-2345 for more information about dental sealants in New Lenox, Illinois, and to make your appointment with our dentists.
A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentist may recommend to protect your teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing.
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; our dentist frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.