At The Chicago Family Dental Center, we work hard to keep your smile free from damage and decay. We offer a number of preventive care services to protect your smile; one of these services is sealants. Dental sealants are very thin, protective coatings that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars and pre-molars. Sealants are made of a tooth-colored or clear resin material, so they blend in with your smile and are not noticeable. The process for applying a dental sealant in Chicago, Illinois, takes just a few minutes. Dr. Gary Wegmann will simply clean and dry the tooth, paint the sealant onto the tooth, and allow it to dry. Applying dental sealants is completely painless and does not require the use of any needles, shots, or numbing.
Sealants work in two main ways to protect your teeth from decay. First, they seal out the natural pits, ridges, and grooves on the surfaces of these teeth. This creates a smooth surface that is easier to keep clean with normal brushing. Second, the sealant acts as a barrier to block out plaque, food particles, and bacteria that lead to tooth decay and cavities. To learn more about dental sealants, and to schedule your visit with our dentist to discuss how sealants can benefit your smile, please give us a call today.