Dental sealants are a thin coat of clear resin that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, usually the rear molars. The back teeth are more prone to cavities because is difficult to reach them with a tooth brush and the surfaces contain pits and grooves that easily trap bacteria. It is hard for many adults to clean their back molars and almost impossible for young children.
Dental sealants fill in the pits and grooves on the rear molars to create a smooth surface. San Diego general and cosmetic dentists most often recommend sealants for children’s permanent back teeth, though sometimes they are used for adults, too.
Dental sealants protect teeth that have no decay (primary prevention) and also prevent further decay progression in teeth that show very early signs of disease (secondary prevention).
At Marcos Ortega DDS, we take special care of our San Diego cosmetic dental clients. We want each patient’s dental visits to be pleasant and painless so they will never develop a fear of the dentist. Ask us about some of our cosmetic dental services such as Invisalign invisible braces and teeth whitening.
I am Dr. Marcos Ortega of Marcos Ortega DDS. I don’t believe that cavities are unavoidable. Call my office at 619-717-8459 to schedule a San Diego dental exam.
I provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry for San Diego people of all ages. My office is located at 306 Walnut Ave., Suite 25 in San Diego. You can learn more about my practice at http://www.mysandiegosmiles.com/doctors.htm