About Dental Sealants
Since home oral care methods are not always able to reach every area of the mouth, dental sealants are an effective way to improve protection against bacteria and cavities. Created with a thin, flexible plastic material, dental sealants are placed to the top layer surface of the back molars. Once in place, sealants seal out plaque, tartar, and bacteria from reaching the tooth. Individuals who get dental sealants will not see or feel the devices once in place. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Greensboro can help Greensboro, NC patient's enamel to be cleaner and protected from decay and bacteria.
"An amazing experience from start to finish- Dr. Lam knows his stuff and he was quick! My daughter had all 4 of her impacted wisdom teeth extracted with sedation and we were in and out in an hour. The staff was wonderful the assistants Amanda, Yvonne and Alli took such good care of my daughter and Amanda took time to really review after care with us so we knew what to do after. Front desk staff to the kind assistant that wheeled her out after the surgery were so pleasant and friendly. I would highly recommend this office!"- M.R. / Google / Jul 24, 2017
"Dr. Aguero is great. Shows genuine interest in her patients and doing her best for them. Dianna is a wonderful addition to an already excellent staff. She's puts you at ease immediately."- G.B. / Google / Jul 17, 2017
"Everyone at Dental Works is super friendly! Love Dr Betty and all the staff! Brittney is the best dental hygienist!"- D.S. / Google / Jul 10, 2017
"A little bit of a wait, but worth it. Had four different specialist help me, and all of them were super nice and kept me informed of everything that they were doing. First time I've actually had a dentist give me a price for something and explain pros and cons before signing me up for a procedure. I felt completely informed and in control of my own treatment. Person who did my paperwork (wish I had caught her name) was awesome, showed me how to deal with insurance forms and itemized all my expenses, even told me I could come back into the office to get help with forms if I needed it. I just picked them cause they were supposedly inexpensive according to Google, and because they were in-network for me, but turned out to be a great choice!"- K.H. / Google / Jul 10, 2017
"They did an excellent job on cleaning my teeth. I love Dr. A, she always explains every thing to me, so that I understand exactly what needs to be done."- D.C. / Google / Jul 03, 2017
What to Expect
Getting sealants on the teeth at DentalWorks - Greensboro is a fast process that is completed without any form of anesthesia. Before the sealants are applied, the teeth will be cleaned and polished to ensure that bacteria are not being sealed into the tooth. Next, the tooth will be gently etched to where the sealant will be applied, then rinsed and dried. Once the tooth is prepped, our dentists will apply the sealant on the tooth and use a special light to set the sealant. Our dentists will check to make sure the sealant is hardened and secure.
With adequate care, including good home oral care and regular check ups at DentalWorks - Greensboro with our dentists, dental sealants can last up to 10 years. Our dentists will test the effectiveness the sealants at every dental examination. Patients will be kept updated as to whether they should to be replaced. Patients should continue to brush their teeth at a minimum of twice a day, as well as protect them by not grinding their teeth and avoiding sticky candy. While sealants are best for young children and teenagers, some adults may continue to keep their sealants if they are prone to getting cavities.
Insurance carriers generally cover the cost for dental sealants for young children and teens, but some cover adults as well. DentalWorks - Greensboro's front office will contact the patient's insurance company to get the exact coverage that is available. If the insurance policy does not cover the cost of sealants our dentists are happy to discuss different payment options. Please keep in mind that the cost of sealants is usually less than a filling or other repair.
Plan Your Procedure
Children, teenagers, and adults can benefit from the protection of dental sealants. They protect the back teeth with a simple procedure. To avoid cavities and decay, dental sealants can be a terrific option for patients who desire better dental examinations with our dentists at DentalWorks - Greensboro in Greensboro, NC. Although they can't be, sealants combined with a good at-home oral care can give you a healthier, better smile.