About Dental Sealant
At City Smiles DC, we offer our patients a quick and easy sealant treatment to protect their teeth from plaque, tartar, and oral diseases that cannot be prevented with regular brushing. Our experienced, board-certified dentist, Dr. Stuart Ross, can apply sealant (made of a resin material) to the top and to the chewing surface of the premolars and molars. Why would you need or want sealant on your teeth? Sealant can protect your teeth from decay and help prevent future cavities.
Sealant treatments are performed in our office rather quickly, and will stay on the teeth for many years if patients following a good brushing and flossing regimen. If you would like to learn more about dental sealant at your next appointment at City Smiles DC, call and schedule your next visit today in our office in Washington, DC.
Dental Sealant Reviews
"Really the benchmark against which all others should be measured."- M.S. / Google / Nov 27, 2016
"City smiles makes me actually look forward to going to the dentist! Everyone is always friendly, and they all go out of their way to make you feel both comfortable and relaxed. They are genuinely interested in getting to know you and building a relationship with their clients. They are also very helpful in creating plans for dental care that work around your individual situation. I recomend this office wholeheartedly, as you will never have a more pleasant experience anywhere else!"- A.C. / Google / Dec 27, 2016
What to Expect
Applying a sealant is a fairly easy procedure that involves plastic resin being painted on the premolars or molars, where it bonds to the tooth and hardens. The sealant fills in and fits into the grooves of the teeth, creating a comfortable, protective barrier. As a preventative method to prevent decay or even tooth lose, sealants work to maintain the health of the tooth for years. The dentist will determine if sealant is a good option for each patient during their consultation and if needed, will schedule a procedure date. Once the sealant has hardened on the tooth, the patient can continue with their regular routine.
Patients can anticipate returning to their regular routines immediately following the procedure. The dentist will provide them with any special instructions before they leave our office. To ensure optimal oral health, patients should maintain a regular oral hygiene routine that includes brushing twice a day, using mouthwash, and flossing. It is also recommended that you continue to schedule annual examinations and bi-annual teeth cleanings.
The cost of sealant varies among practices, but patients should expect to pay a fee per tooth. Our front office will talk to the patient’s insurance company to determine if this treatment is fully or partially covered. For patients paying out of packet, payment plans and options will be reviewed by the dentist during the patient’s consultation.
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Protecting your teeth from cavities, decay, and disease is our main priority at City Smiles DC. If you believe that sealant might be the best treatment option to fulfill your dental hygiene needs, contact our office in Washington, DC to immediately to schedule your consultation with the dentist.