Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a simple yet effective preventive dental treatment recommended by our dental professionals to safeguard your teeth from decay. These sealants consist of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, meticulously applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. Their primary function is to create a protective barrier against harmful bacteria and food debris, which are common culprits behind tooth decay and cavities. By forming a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of your tooth’s surface, dental sealants not only prevent decay but also facilitate easier and more efficient cleaning during your daily brushing routine.

While dental sealants can benefit individuals of all ages, they are most frequently advised for children. Typically, we recommend applying sealants to the permanent molars as they emerge, which typically occurs between the ages of 6 and 12. However, our dentist may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are susceptible to decay or have a history of dental issues.

The application of dental sealants is a quick and painless process that can be completed in a single comfortable visit to our practice. Once placed, sealants last for several years to provide you with long-lasting protection for your smile. This straightforward procedure can significantly enhance your dental health by reducing the risk of cavities and preserving your beautiful smile.

Dental sealants serve as a powerful tool in preventing decay and maintaining your oral health. If you want to learn more about how dental sealants in San Francisco, California, can benefit you or to make your appointment with Dr. Jim Const, call our team today at 415-391-2559. Our dedicated team is ready to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, radiant smile.