General dentistry patients in the Sparks NV area know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.
Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied by your Sparks NV dentist. This material is a resin that bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque so that the tooth enamel is protected.
Many Sparks NV residents might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they can actually be beneficial for adults as well. If you are wondering if sealants are right for you, speak with your Sparks NV family dentist. This simple dental procedure can dramatically improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.
Many Sparks NV dental insurance providers include dental sealants as a covered benefit, so check with your provider if you are considering them. If you don’t have dental insurance, ask us about financing options. Because they can prevent cavities, dental sealants can save you money in the long run.
I’m Dr. Shane Sykes, a general and cosmetic dentist and I want to thank you for visiting my dental blog. At our office we serve the Sparks area by offering:
- cosmetic dentistry
- dental implants
- general dentistry
- wisdom teeth extraction
- root canals
If you have any questions about these or other cosmetic dental procedures or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at 775-322-5016. Our knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you.
Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200