Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are an effective preventative measure to protect your child's teeth from cavities. These thin, protective coatings are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where decay is most likely to occur. By sealing the grooves and pits, sealants create a smooth surface that is easier to clean and less prone to trapping food and bacteria.

Dental Sealants For Kids

Dental sealants are made of a special plastic material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars. This coating acts as a barrier, protecting the enamel from plaque and acids. The application process is quick and painless, making it an ideal option for children and teenagers who are more prone to cavities.

At Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry in Lincoln, NE, we offer pediatric dental sealants for our patients. Schedule your visit with us today!

  • What is the procedure for dental sealants?

    The process for applying pediatric dental sealants is quick and straightforward, ensuring a pain-free experience for your child.

    First, Dr. Marty will thoroughly clean the teeth designated for sealant application. After drying them, he will place cotton around the teeth to keep them dry. Next, he will gently roughen the chewing surfaces to ensure the sealant adheres properly. The teeth are then rinsed and dried again before the sealant is applied. Once in place, the sealant bonds directly to the tooth and hardens, providing effective protection against decay.

  • Why are dental sealants important?

    • Prevention of Cavities: Sealants can significantly reduce the risk of cavities in the back teeth, which are the most vulnerable to decay.
    • Cost-Effective: Applying sealants is a simple and affordable procedure that can save you from more costly dental treatments in the future.
    • Ease of Application: The process is non-invasive, quick, and painless, making it easy for children to undergo.
    • Long-Lasting Protection: With proper care, sealants can last several years, providing long-term protection against tooth decay.
  • How long do dental sealants last?

    Sealants can last several years but need to be checked regularly during dental visits. They can be reapplied if necessary to ensure continued protection against cavities.

Questions About Dental Sealants?

If you have more questions about dental sealants, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further. You can also request an appointment or see the other services we provide using the links below.

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Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry

8020 S 13th St.
Lincoln, NE 68512
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