Seal out devastating decay with easy, fast, affordable dental sealants
At Z dentistry in Reno, Nevada, we make happy mouths – and we have fun doing so! One of the ways that we support healthy, comfortable, and eye-catching smiles is with dental sealants. This preventative service is only available at your trusted dentist’s office. When in the skilled hands of Dr. Zatarain (call him “George”!), this service is an affordable, convenient, fast, painless, and effective way to protect the teeth. We can even stop early-stage tooth decay in its tracks.
The “magic” and ease of sealants
Sealants are a safe, clear plastic. They are applied to decay-prone back teeth as a liquid. Premolars and molars contribute to an estimated 90% of all cavities. It makes sense; these teeth are hard to reach at the back of the mouth. This makes them more difficult to clean properly. Cleaning can be a challenge for children and adults with little mouths or younger patients with developing motor skills.
Additionally, the unique nature of back teeth makes them more susceptible to trapping the substances that cause dental diseases. They contain pits or fissures. Food particles may become trapped in these uneven chewing surfaces. The combination of starches, sugars, and oral bacteria produces harmful plaque. Plaque build-up further erodes the teeth and releases toxins that break down the gums and other supportive tissues.
We stop this process before it starts! Dr. Z begins by cleaning, drying, and conditioning the teeth to be “sealed.” He then brushes the sealant onto prepared teeth. So, the liquid oozes into the nooks and crannies. Lastly, the sealant is hardened with a special curing light, and Dr. Z assures that the material supports a healthy and balanced bite. Now, your teeth are protected from lingering food debris and other “nasties.” Sealants are well-tolerated, even for individuals with sensitive teeth. In fact, heightened sensitivity is symptomatic of enamel erosion or early decay. We resolve discomfort and other symptoms by treating dental disease in its earliest stages. We keep the teeth strong and healthy.
Call Z dentistry at (775) 451-0616 with questions or to schedule an appointment at our office in northwest Reno. We are proud to serve NV and northeastern CA with proactive professional care that evolves with individuals and their families.