Dental Sealants Specialist
Dr. Juli Eivens and Dr. Jennifer Laubach of Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. in Austin, Texas are skilled providers who apply dental sealants to prevent tooth decay and infection. This service reduces the need for fillings and crowns. The procedure is quick, painless, and highly effective for both children and adults. If you would like to know more about this procedure, call or schedule your next dental appointment online at Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. Our practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.
Dental Sealants Q & A
How do dental sealants work?
Dental sealants seal off the grooves and pits on the surfaces of the teeth where bacteria collects. These pits and grooves may be particularly hard to clean, especially for children and adults who don’t brush their teeth as well as they should. When sealed, bacteria cannot invade these areas and the patient is less likely to develop cavities and tooth infections.
What happens during the dental sealant application?
Dr. Laubach and Dr. Eivens or one of our professional Dental Hygienists apply dental sealants during a standard office appointment. First, Dr. Laubach or Dr. Eivens examines the teeth carefully to identify any existing decay. If no decay exists, the doctors or hygienists use a special solution to prepare the surface of the teeth for the sealant. The sealant is then applied to the teeth. The doctors or hygienists then use a light to cure the sealant and the application is finished. This procedure is completely pain free.
How often should sealants be reapplied?
If the sealant is still intact and performing as expected, you can expect a sealant to last for years. The doctors will evaluate the status of the sealant during routine checkups to determine if touch-ups or reapplications are necessary.
How much do dental sealants cost?
The cost of dental sealants varies. In many cases, dental insurance policies cover up to 100% of the cost. Patients concerned about the cost of this service can request a quote from the office before undergoing treatment. Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. in Austin, Texas can estimate the amount the patient’s insurance company will likely cover when preparing the quote. For more information, please call or book online with Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. today.