What are sealants?
An important focus for Dr. Moody and our dental team is prevention. While we are committed to treating all existing decay and damage in a timely manner, we find preventing problematic conditions from occurring in the first place is the most effective way to keep your smile bright. As part of this ongoing effort, we provide dental sealants in Anchorage, Alaska. Sealants are thin coatings of plastic painted onto your back teeth, acting as a protective shield against bacteria and food particles. The back teeth are especially prone to decay because they are hard to clean and have deep grooves and ridges. It only takes a couple of minutes for our dentist to apply a sealant, making it one of our simplest treatments at Anchor Dental.
Who can use sealants?
Generally, sealants are ideal for our younger patients who have not yet experienced major decay or disease to their smile. However, adults may also benefit from sealants if they do not have any dental restorations on their chewing surfaces. We will work together with you to determine whether dental sealants are a viable option for your smile. For more information, we welcome you to call or visit our dental office today. We look forward to taking care of your smile!