(928) 641-4000
919 12th Place Suite 7 Prescott, AZ 86305

Dental Sealants in Prescott

Our goal is to make sure that your teeth stay healthy. Some patients have tooth sensitivity. One solution to this is dental sealants. Sealants are a barrier that protects your teeth from bacteria and acids that put your teeth at risk of cavities. To help protect your teeth from cavities and decay, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today at (928) 641-4000.
Sealants are a type of treatment that involves applying a protective layer to the surface of the back teeth. Because the molars and premolars are more prone to cavities and decay, sealants will help prevent this by protecting the teeth.

What to Expect When Getting Dental Sealants

During the procedure, the dentist will clean the teeth and make sure they do not have any cavities or decay before starting. Next, the doctor will apply the material to the back teeth. Then, a special light is used to harden the material to make sure that it bonds to the tooth. Once the sealants are done, they should last for several years. It’s important to attend regular check-ups to make sure that they are in good condition or to fix anything that needs protecting.

Common Myths

Myth: Sealants are only for children.
Fact: Getting sealants is most common in children, but they can also be applied to adults. This can be especially beneficial for patients who have deep grooves on the surface of their teeth, which are at a higher risk of cavities.

Myth: Sealants are unnecessary with regular brushing and flossing.
Fact: Although regular brushing and flossing are good dental habits, there are many spots in the mouth that are hard to clean. Getting sealants can help with the grooves of the surface and help with preventing cavities.

Call our office today to schedule an appointment and ask about getting sealants. Our goal is to make sure that your teeth are healthy and strong for as long as possible. We look forward to helping you protect your teeth against cavities and have the perfect smile. Call our office at (928) 641-4000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sealants are a barrier that protects your teeth from bacteria and acids that put your teeth at risk of cavities. Sealants are also a type of treatment that involves applying a protective layer to the surface of the back teeth. Because the molars and premolars are more prone to cavities and decay, sealants will help prevent this by protecting the teeth.

During the procedure, the dentist will clean the teeth and make sure they do not have any cavities or decay before starting. Next, the doctor will make the surface of the tooth rough and apply the material to the back teeth. Then, a special light is used to harden the material to make sure that it bonds to the tooth. Once the sealants are done, they should last for several years. It’s important to attend regular check-ups to make sure that they are in good condition or to fix anything that needs protecting.

This would depend on your oral health habits, but they can last for up to 10 years. They may need to be reapplied or repaired over time, but the sealants are meant to last many years.

Sealants are most commonly used in children when the molars and premolars come in. However, adults can also benefit from getting sealants as well. They can be used to fill the deep grooves of the molars to help protect against bacteria and decay.

After the procedure is complete, most patients say that they do not feel or notice a difference. The sealants are meant to be a thin layer of protection for the tooth, with no effect on the bite or the jaw.

Usually sealants are used on a healthy tooth. In some instances, the dentist might put a sealant on a tooth that is showing early signs of decay to make sure that it prevents the tooth from getting damaged further.

Sealants are made of a safe and effective material with no side effects. Although rare, it is possible to have an allergy to the sealant material, so it’s important to let the dentist know of any allergies or sensitivities before the appointment.

Sealants are a highly effective procedure in preventing cavities. Although effective, it is important to practice good oral health habits in order to sustain the longevity of the sealant.

Although getting a sealant to prevent from getting cavities is an effective procedure, it does not replace regular brushing and flossing. It is also important to attend regular checkups and cleanings to make sure that the sealants are in good condition.

This would depend on the insurance company and the type of plan that you have. To get an idea about insurance coverage, it’s best to give your provider a call to verify benefits.

BOOKING HOURS

M CLOSED | Tu 9-4 | Wed 8-4 | Th 8-4 | Fr CLOSED

We are OPEN for ALL dental care procedures and emergency needs. Protecting the health and safety of our patients, families, and team members remains our number one priority.

In-house Discount Plan*

$119.95/yr/individual & $179.95/yr/family with discounts of 20%-30% off all services.

*Sign up in office, requires upfront payment to qualify for discounts.

$19.95 Exam and X-Rays^

For New Patients without insurance we offer a great rate on your first Exam & set of X-Rays.

^For New Patients that do not have dental insurance. New patients must be 18 or older to receive this discount. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans. Additional fees may be included in individual cases.

$500 off Orthodontics^^

For New Patients without insurance we offer a great rate on your first Exam & set of X-Rays.

^^For new patients without dental insurance. Once per patient.

Horizon Dental of Prescott

Hours

M CLOSED | Tu 9-4 | Wed 8-4 | Th 8-4 | Fr CLOSED

Contact

919 12th Place Suite 7

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 641-4000

precott@horizondds.com

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