David Bruce Johnson DDS-Advanced Dentistry Bozeman | Sealants in Bozeman

 

David Bruce Johnson, DDS
A d v a n c e d   D e n t i s t r y
406-587-2201

 

West Kagy Professional Bldg.
1125 W Kagy Blvd, Suite 303
Bozeman, MT 59715

 

Sealants
 

Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.  Children and teenagers are primary candidates for sealants because the likelihood of developing decay begins as soon as the back teeth appear.  Adults can benefit from sealants, too.  Prevention is always better than treatment.  Sealants are extremely effective in preventing tooth decay on the back teeth and can save patients money in the long run.

To place a sealant an adhesive is first applied to the teeth. The sealant is then placed over the adhesive as a liquid, as if it is painted right onto the tooth. The liquid then hardens and creates a barrier between your tooth and any plaque, food particles, and bacteria. Sealants last for about 10 years and can be reapplied if necessary.

 
 
 
Bozeman Dentists | Sealants. Dr. David Bruce Johnson is a Bozeman Dentists.

 

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