For patients who are at greater risk of developing cavities, Dr. Morley and Dr. Hamel can provide dental sealants to help protect their teeth. Dental sealants are a type of preventive treatment that is painted onto tooth surfaces. Dental sealants are typically made of a clear or tooth-colored material. They are frequently used to protect children’s teeth.

By sealing the teeth to prevent breaches from food debris, plaque, and harmful bacteria from the grooves and pits of your teeth, dental sealants can effectively help you avoid problems like cavities and tooth decay. Sealants also form a smooth surface over the tooth, which makes it easier to brush and keep clean. Dental sealants can be applied in one comfortable visit to Modern Dental.

Our dentists usually provide dental sealants for children when their permanent molars begin to come in. This occurs between the ages of 6 and 12. Sealants last for several years. They provide protection through crucial stages of development. Sealants are also recommended for adults who suffer from regular tooth decay or who have deeper grooves in the chewing surfaces of their teeth.

We will be happy to teach you more about how dental sealants can help protect your teeth. Call us today at (217) 698-3400 to make an appointment with our caring dental office in Springfield, Illinois.