Dr. Tripthi Shetty and her team at Modern Dental Studio understand how important it is to protect the smile from decay and disease. Preventative dentistry is often overlooked but is critical to ensuring a healthy smile. With routine visits to the dentist, patients can learn more about protecting their smiles with solutions such as dental sealants for adults and children.
What is a dental sealant?
A dental sealant is a tooth protection sealant designed to reduce the risk of cavities for patients who may be at an increased risk of developing areas of decay. This protective coating for the teeth is best used on the molars in the back of the mouth that can have lots of crevices, making them harder to clean and more susceptible to issues such as tooth decay. Dr. Shetty finds that with dental sealants in place, these deep areas are smoothed out and less likely to experience such problems as cavities when patients are very diligent about brushing and flossing daily.
Who is a good candidate?
It is a good idea to talk to your dentist to determine if you could benefit from dental sealants to act as a protective coating over the molars. This can be decided with a consultation visit at our facility in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
What is the process like for receiving dental sealants?
The process of receiving dental sealants is quick and easy. First, Dr. Shetty will clean your teeth thoroughly. She will then roughen up the enamel on your molars so that the dental sealant can adhere properly. Once the enamel is prepared, Dr. Shetty will apply the dental sealant to your teeth and allow it to harden. The entire process usually takes less than 30 minutes and does not require any anesthesia.
Request a visit with our team today
If you are considering cavity sealants and other preventative services available at our office, we encourage you to call our team at Modern Dental Studio today to discuss your needs. Call (732) 402-8858 to request an appointment at 577 Cranbury Road, Suite C-1 in East Brunswick, NJ.