To protect your teeth against decay, consider dental sealants in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. A dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from cavities.
When you visit Dental Esthetics of Buffalo Grove for dental sealant placement, the back teeth are thoroughly cleaned by Dr. Alex Osovsky or our hygienist. The teeth are then rinsed and dried carefully. An acidic solution is used to roughen the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The solution is then rinsed off. The rough surface produced allows for the dental sealant to attach to the tooth. Our dentist will then dry your teeth again. At this point, he will apply the liquid sealant to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. A special light will be used to harden the dental sealant in place. The dried sealant is a hard-plastic varnish coating.
Dental sealants can last for up to a decade. Care for your teeth normally. Make sure you come in for your regular dental cleanings and exams so that our dentist can examine your sealants and make sure they are not worn down or chipped. Dr. Alex Osovsky can repair or replace sealants as needed.
To learn more about dental sealants and to schedule your next appointment, contact our dental office at 847-850-0600 today.