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Dental Sealants – Protective Dental Treatment – Scottsdale, AZ *

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Overview

Teeth often need protection from infection-causing culprits like plaque and tartar, which allow bacteria to accumulate on the teeth and can lead to tooth decay and loss over time. To provide a barrier from bacteria forming on the teeth, Scottsdale, AZ dentist, Dr. Rod Gore, will place sealants on the teeth. Made of a durable plastic, the sealants are placed on the top of the chewing surface of the tooth. Dr. Gore and his team typically apply sealants to the premolars or molars quickly and easily in the office. Patients can expect for the sealants to last a number of years.

What to Expect

Sealant is a fairly easy procedure that involves plastic resin being painted on the premolars or molars, where it bonds to the tooth and hardens. The sealant fills in and fits into the grooves of the teeth, creating a comfortable, protective barrier. As a preventative method to prevent decay or even tooth lose, sealants work to maintain the health of the tooth for years. The dentist will determine if sealant is a good option for each patient during their consultation and if needed, will schedule a procedure date. Once the sealant has hardened on the tooth, the patient can continue with their regular routine.

Treatment Aftercare

Patients can anticipate returning to their regular routines immediately following the procedure. The dentist will provide them with any special instructions before they leave our office. To ensure optimal oral health, patients should maintain a regular oral hygiene routine that includes brushing twice a day, using mouthwash, and flossing. It is also recommended that you continue to schedule annual examinations and bi-annual teeth cleanings.

Anticipated Costs

The cost of sealant varies among practices, but patients should expect to pay between $25 and $50 per tooth. Our front office will talk to the patient’s insurance company to determine if this treatment is fully or partially covered. For patients paying out of packet, payment plans and options will be reviewed by the dentist during the patient’s consultation.

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Protecting your teeth from cavities, decay, and disease is our main priority. If you believe that sealant might be the best treatment option to fulfill your dental hygiene needs, contact our office immediately to schedule your consultation with the dentist. 

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