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Sealants

What is a dental sealant?

Dental SEALANT is a material that is applied to the deep groves of molars or premolars teeth.
The sealant acts as a barrier protecting enamel from food bacteria, debris and acid to prevent possible decay from occurring. The presence of the sealant material results in more effective tooth brushing.

Benefits of dental sealants vs filling:

  • No drilling
  • No anesthetic
  • No removal of tooth surface
  • Sealant is much less expensive than receiving a filling

Dental sealants help prevent decay and are also a sound investment because they can prevent future, costly dental restorative procedures.

Dental Sealants

Left: Chewing surface of a molar before a sealant is applied.
Right: Chewing surface of a molar protected by a sealant

Contact our Arlington Heights office at 847-758-0100 to schedule your check-up appointment and reevaluation your teeth for placing dental sealants.