In order to protect your teeth from decay, our friendly dentists may recommend dental sealants. Sealants are very thin plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars (back teeth) to protect them from cavities and tooth decay. This coating, which is clear or tooth colored, blocks out the bacteria and food debris from the cracks, grooves, and pits on the tooth, which are common sites of tooth decay. The dental sealant also forms a smooth, easy-to-clean surface on the tooth. Dental sealants in Woodland Hills, California, are a simple, effective way to prevent cavities and keep your teeth healthy.
The process for applying dental sealants is short and easy—there is no drilling or anesthesia required. Our gentle dentists, Drs. Terteryan, Gordon, and Fahid will simply paint the plastic coating onto the tooth and allow it to dry. Dental sealants are barely noticeable and, when properly cared for, can last for up to ten years. During each of your checkups, we will check your sealants to ensure they are in good condition. While dental sealants are most often recommended for children, patients of all ages can benefit from sealants in preventing tooth decay. We invite you to call or visit us at Couture Smiles Dental Group today to learn more about sealants and our other preventive care treatments.