Dental Sealants

At Commonwealth Dentistry, we believe in doing everything we can to protect your teeth and help you maintain proper dental health. One way we do this is by offering dental sealants in our Colonial Heights office. Dental sealants are made of a plastic material that is placed on the chewing surface of your permanent back teeth in order to protect them from bacteria and acids that can contribute to tooth decay.

While brushing and flossing is pertinent in removing food particles and plaque, there are certain grooves and depressions in your teeth where it is difficult for a toothbrush to reach. These areas are vulnerable to cavities and tooth decay. Dental sealants act as a barrier in order to provide extra protection in the grooves and pits of these hard to reach areas. The procedure is simple and takes only a few minutes. It involves a painless application in which the plastic coating is painted onto the surface of the tooth. It is a dental procedure that is beneficial for children and adults and will last several years before reapplication is needed.

To find out more information about how you can help protect your teeth, call our office at (804)520-4088.

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