Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating that can be applied to the grooves and depressions of back teeth to prevent cavities. At our Phoenix, AZ practice, Dr. John W. Dovgan can provide effective dental sealant treatments for both children and adults. Our team is committed to excellent patient service, and has been serving our community since 1989.
What are Dental Sealants?
Back teeth often have deep grooves, pits, and fissures in their chewing surfaces, which are difficult to reach with a toothbrush. Bacteria, debris, and plaque can become trapped in these areas, resulting in tooth decay. Dental sealants are essentially painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent these vulnerable areas from becoming compromised.
Dental sealants are beneficial for children and adults alike.
Dental sealants are beneficial for children and adults alike. Decay in the pits and fissures of teeth can begin at an early age. For this reason, sealants are recommended as soon as the permanent teeth have fully erupted.
A small investment in this treatment can prevent the need for costly treatment in the future. In fact, most insurance providers will contribute or completely cover the cost of the procedure. You can depend on our caring team to speak to your provider and advocate for the most coverage possible if you wish to receive dental sealants or undergo any other preventative treatment.