Our dentist and team use dental sealants as a preventive treatment to help our patients avoid cavities and infection. This is a fast treatment that can be done at any dental visit. Contact Elite Dental Care today at 731-635-5000 to make an appointment with Dr. Brien Polk and learn more about dental sealants in Ripley, Tennessee.

Dental sealants are a preventive treatment designed to help protect your teeth from cavities. Sealants are typically applied when the permanent molars come in, between ages 6 and 12. However, they may also be recommended for adults whose teeth are prone to developing decay.

Sealants are made from clear or tooth-colored resin material. This resin is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth, where it forms a smooth coating to block out decay-causing bacteria and food debris. Sealants also make it easier for you to keep your teeth clean with normal brushing and flossing. You can receive sealants quickly and comfortable in a single visit, including as part of your regular cleanings or exams, and once in place, your sealants will work to protect your teeth for several years.

If you have any questions about dental sealants or would like to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist, please contact our office today.

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