What Can Dental Sealants Do For Me?
For patients who are prone to cavities, dental sealants can provide an effective cavity-preventing barrier for their teeth. Dr. Robert Hessberger provides preventive treatment for patients who live in and around Chicago, IL. According to the American Dental Association, dental sealants can reduce a patient’s risk of developing cavities in molars by 80 percent. Our dental office also serves nearby Niles, Norridge, and Park Ridge.
Benefits of Dental Sealants
Dental sealants place a barrier between your enamel and acid-releasing bacteria. The plastic is made from a durable material that can endure the wear and tear of chewing and biting. Tooth decay results from the interaction between plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food particles. Microbes are able to subsist on the surface of teeth when tartar buildup is present. Often, this calcified plaque is found in the crevices of molars. Dental sealants prevent plaque and tartar from accumulating on the surface of your teeth.
Children, teenagers, and adults with grooved molars are at increased risk of tooth decay. Patients who have dental sealants placed at our Chicago dental practice can benefit from:
- Lower risk of developing cavities
- A non-invasive procedure
- An affordable treatment
- Longterm cost savings
- Immediate protection from cavities
- Minimal risk of side effects
- Safe, biocompatible material