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Dental Sealants in Indianapolis IN

Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.

Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.

Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.

Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.

Dental Sealants FAQs

Can you brush your teeth after getting sealant?

Yes, you can brush your teeth as usual after getting sealants. In fact, it is important to continue brushing and flossing your teeth to maintain good oral hygiene.

Do sealants have to be replaced?

No, dental sealants do not need to be replaced. However, they may wear down over time and will need to be checked and possibly re-applied by your dentist.

How long do you have to wait to eat with sealants?

You can eat and drink as usual after getting dental sealants. However, it is important to avoid chewing hard or sticky foods on the teeth that have been treated with sealants.

Do insurance companies cover dental sealants?

Most insurance companies will cover the cost of sealants for children. Some insurance companies may also cover the cost of sealants for adults. However, it is best to check with your insurance company to see if they cover this procedure.

How long does sealant last on teeth?

Dental sealants can last for many years, but they may need to be checked and possibly re-applied by your dentist.

What are the risks of dental sealants?

There are no known risks associated with dental sealants. However, as with any medical procedure, there is always a small risk of complications. Therefore, it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of this procedure with your dentist before getting sealants.

How often do dental sealants need to be replaced?

Dental sealants do not need to be replaced. However, they may wear down over time and will need to be checked and possibly re-applied by your dentist.

What are the benefits of dental sealants?

The main benefit of dental sealants is that they can help to prevent tooth decay. Sealants act as a barrier to protect the teeth from bacteria and other particles that can cause decay. Sealants are especially helpful in protecting the back teeth, which are more difficult to keep clean.

What are the risks of not getting dental sealants?

If you do not get dental sealants, you may be at a higher risk for tooth decay. Sealants act as a barrier to protect the teeth from bacteria and other particles that can cause decay. Therefore, if you do not have sealants, your teeth may be more likely to develop cavities.

Call Craig Arive, DDS today (317) 751-9746 or fill out our contact form to schedule a dental sealant procedure in Indianapolis IN. Learn more about our root canals service.

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