About Dental Sealants
Since brushing and flossing are not designed to reach every tooth far in the back of the mouth, teeth sealants are an preventative way to proactively gain protection against decay and infection. Made with plastic that is thin and flexible, dental sealants are secured to the chewing surface of the molars and premolars. Once secured on the tooth, sealants create a barrier from plaque and bacteria from reaching the tooth. People who have dental sealants don't sense the sealants once in place. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Hope Mills can help Fayetteville, NC patient's teeth to be safely guarded from bacteria, plaque, and decay.
"Service was fast and courteous, the whole staff was very friendly and sympathetic, professional and knowledgable. I'm glad I chose Dental Works from Hope Mills."- C.F. / Google / Sep 16, 2018
"DentalWorks did a great job explaining to me my situation and helping me to create a simple plan to move forward. They were gentle with me and tried to genuinely approach me in a way that met my needs. I was pleasantly surprised. The difference between this office and other offices I've been to in the past is that I felt comfortable and cared for and didn't feel like I was part of a conveyor belt of patients. They were efficient, but not slow; and I came away knowing exactly what I needed to pay and what to expect. It was like a breath of fresh air to deal with an office that took my needs into consideration. Thanks DentalWorks. I'll be back."- P.M. / Google / Sep 05, 2018
"We had an amazing experience at Dental Works Hope Mills. My 10 year old son has anxiety, they were great with him."- S.L. / Google / Aug 04, 2018
"My family and I go to the Hope Mills location for general dentistry needs and orthodontics. We've had nothing but good experiences with the providers and staff."- J.R. / Google / Aug 03, 2018
"Always a good time here. Seriously everyone is really nice and professional. I've never had a long wait in the waiting room. For a cleaning I'm in and out in 45 minutes (which includes showing up a little early and chatting up everyone)"- J.G. / Google / Jul 31, 2018
What to Expect
Putting sealants on top of the teeth at DentalWorks - Hope Mills is a quick and simple treatment that is done without any type of sedation. Before the sealants are placed into position, the individual's teeth will be thoroughly cleaned to make certain that tarter, plaque, and bacteria are not being sealed inside the tooth. Once this is done, the tooth will be lightly molded and shaped to where the sealant will go, then rinsed and dried. Once the tooth is ready, our dentists will place the sealant over the tooth and use a unique light to harden the sealant. Our dentists will test to confirm the sealant is hardened.
With proper care, including thorough oral care and bi-annual check ups at DentalWorks - Hope Mills with our dentists, teeth sealants can last up to for years. Our dentists will check the wear of the sealants at every dental exam. Patients will be kept up to date as to whether they may need to be replaced. Patients should consistently brush their teeth twice a day, as well as guard them by not grating their teeth and limiting sticky candy. While sealants are considered for younger patients, some patients over 20 may get sealants if they worry about getting cavities.
Insurance providers usually cover the bill for dental sealants for younger patients, but some cover older patients as well. DentalWorks - Hope Mills's insurance coordinators will check with the patient's insurance policy to get the exact coverage available. If the benefits plan does not cover costs for teeth sealants our dentists are happy to discuss acceptable payment options. Something to remember is that the cost of sealants is generally less costly than a filling or other dental treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Anyone can benefit from the help of dental sealants. They protect the molars with a quick procedure. To prevent cavities or other serious issues, dental sealants may be a great option for people who prefer better dental check-ups with our dentists at DentalWorks - Hope Mills in Fayetteville, NC. Although they can't be felt or seen, sealants combined with a regular home oral routine can give you a better and healthier smile.