Would you like protection from cavities for yourself or your child? Is your child going through the cavity-prone years? Gerald V. Hansen, DDS, may recommend dental sealants in Reno, Nevada. Dental sealant is a plastic material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of your back teeth to prevent cavities. Our dentist bonds the material to your teeth to form a barrier over each tooth’s enamel.

Children and teenagers commonly have dental sealants placed to protect their teeth during the cavity-prone years of 6 to 18. Children often have sealants placed on their permanent molars and premolars when the teeth come in to provide ideal protection. Dental sealants can be appropriate for baby teeth if the teeth have deep depressions. It is important to protect baby teeth so that they are not lost too early. Do not think that dental sealants are only for children and teenagers. Adults without decay or fillings in their molars are also candidates for sealants. Protection from decay is important at all ages.

Dental sealants can shield your teeth from cavities for up to ten years. However, they need to be checked during your regular dental exams for cracks or other damage.

We invite you to contact Hansen Cosmetic Family Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.