Protect Your Smile from Cavities with Dental Sealants

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.

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Dental sealants are an economical way to avoid the need for costly treatments in the future.

Dental Sealants Treatment

Placing a dental sealant is a simple procedure that typically takes only a few minutes. When you have dental sealants placed at our practice, treatment involves four basic steps:

  • Cleaning the Teeth: Before receiving your sealant, your tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and dried to avoid trapping debris and bacteria.
  • Preparing the Teeth: A slightly acidic solution, called dental etch, will be placed on the teeth to foster bonding. The solution will roughen the texture of the enamel, giving the sealant more surface area with which to bond. Next, the teeth will be rinsed and dried.
  • Placing the Sealant: Dr. Dovgan will paint the sealant onto the teeth surfaces, making sure the material reaches into every pit and fissure.
  • Curing the Sealant: The sealant will be hardened, or cured, using a special light. Once complete, your new sealant will blend with your dental tissue. Your dentist will check to make certain that your bite remains comfortable following the application of the sealant.

You can resume normal activity immediately following your dental appointment. However, hard, chewy, and sticky foods should be avoided for the first couple of days.

Schedule an Appointment with Us Today

If you are interested in protecting your teeth from decay and bacteria, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dovgan to find out if dental sealants are right for you. Or, if you are new to the area or need to establish ongoing care with a dentist, we can provide an exam to fully assess the scope of your oral health and recommend any necessary treatments. You can contact us online anytime, or call our office at (602) 867-1899.

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Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Samantha Henson
Samantha Henson
17:38 25 Apr 19
I’ve been coming to this office for the last 18 YEARS (since I was 7 years old) and I love Dr. Dovgan! I never understood how anyone could hate going to the dentist before because I loved going to mine. He’s gentle, charismatic, and extremely knowledgeable in many different aspects of dentistry. The family feeling is great with the staff and they have always been so accommodating to my scheduling needs. I loved his practice so much growing up that I decided to join the dental field myself. I’d highly recommend anyone to come to his office.
Julia Sanders
Julia Sanders
20:30 28 Aug 18
I have always hated going to the dentist, but I've finally found a place that I like going to! The staff is extremely friendly and Dr. Dovgan is great at what he does. I always have a great experience with my cleanings and today I had a filling done by Dr Dovgan and it was fast and pain free! I would definitely recommend him. Thank you for making me feel at ease
Karenlee Thorpe
Karenlee Thorpe
17:40 01 Jun 17
I have been a patient of Dr. Dovgan for approximately 2-3 years. My experiences have been extremely positive. The staff are very efficient, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Dovgan is an excellent dentist He has assisted me with difficult dental issues. I have had absolutely no problems with his work. He is friendly, helpful, professional and extremely competent. I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr. Dovgan and his office for any dental needs.
Kathleen Garast
Kathleen Garast
19:24 31 May 17
Dr. Dovgan and every member of his staff that I have met represent the perfect blend of a highly professional, efficient and welcoming facility. They are up to date on the latest procedures, they are willing to take the time to explain what is going to be done and they stand behind the work they do always assuring my complete satisfaction. I've had a range of work done from simple cleaning as well as complex procedures and I have been totally satisfied with the care, the cost and the results. I am happy to do this review because I've had less than positive experiences elsewhere and I hope this review can guide others to a positive experience with Dr. Dovgan and his staff.
Robert Barbour
Robert Barbour
19:09 31 May 17
I have to admit, I am extremely difficult to please. Having work in large inbound call centers and dealing with nothing but complaints...all I can say about Dr Dovgan and entire staff is I have NO complaints! I only have praise and compliments! EVERYONE there is simply WONDERFUL.