Preventative dental care can be an integral part of preserving your oral health for many years to come. Sealants offer added protection against enamel damage and cavities. Visit Smile Envy Dental Group for your comprehensive dental needs from preventative to personal treatment plans. Serving residents of Vinings, Smyrna and Atlanta, the professional team at Smile Envy can help you achieve the smile you deserve.

What are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants offer additional protection to teeth that are susceptible to cavities and decay. While many people are familiar with dental sealants in children, the procedure can be beneficial for individuals of all ages. This is an effective, safe procedure to protect healthy teeth against damage in the future.

What is the Dental Sealant Procedure?

The dental sealant procedure is very fast, comfortable and easy. First, the tooth or teeth are dried so that maximum adherence is possible. Next, a liquid adhesive is applied to the tooth. The liquid dental sealant material is applied directly to the adhesive and allowed to set. These sealants contain ingredients to protect and promote natural tooth health.

What Can I Expect After the Dental Sealant Procedure?

Immediately following the dental sealant procedure, Dr. Fields recommends avoiding food and drink for a few hours. The after-care for the dental sealant procedure is very minimal, but teeth should be cleaned very well twice daily to continue to prevent cavities. Dr. Fields may recommend periodic treatments with dental sealants.

Who is a Strong Candidate for Dental Sealants?

Typically, a dental hygienist or Dr. Fields will recommend the procedure following a routine cleaning exam. Individuals with deep ridges on the eating surfaces of the teeth are often strong candidates for dental sealants. If you are concerned about protecting your healthy teeth against cavities, consult Dr. Fields regarding how the dental sealants can benefit you.

How Much Do Dental Sealants Cost?

Dental sealants vary in cost from patient to patient. Without a prior consultation with Dr. Fields to determine the number of sealants recommended, it can be difficult to predict the exact cost. Our office works with each patient to make financing family dentistry procedures, such as dental sealants, a realistic option for care.

Dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost of dental sealants, but all insurance providers have unique policies. At Smile Envy Dental Group, we will review your policy and inform you of your individual costs for dental sealants in our office.

In order to provide affordable access, we’re proud to offer patients financing options through CareCredit®. We can determine your eligibility before your appointment, so there are no surprises when it comes to finances. We happily accept many forms of payment including credit card.

Dental sealants provide added protection against many factors that contribute to tooth decay and discomfort. Dr. David Fields is proud to offer this effective procedure to residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and the surrounding Atlanta areas. To learn about Smile Envy Group’s options for dental sealants for all age, contact our office today.