Dental Sealants in New York City, NY
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What Are Dental Sealants?
Indentations on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth typically hold onto more food particles and plaque, meaning they are more vulnerable to decay. Dental sealants are an important aspect of preventive dentistry because they help protect the molars from damage due to decay. These thin defensive barriers are composed of an invisible or white liquid that is applied to the tops of molar or premolar teeth. When they're bonded, dental sealants help protect the enamel and provide a smoother exterior that is easier to brush. Dental sealants done at Concerned Dental Care not only ward off cavities but might decrease your need for tooth-colored fillings or other restorative treatments down the road. Speak with someone from our dental team at your biannual dental appointments at our New York City, NY office or one of our surrounding area practices to learn if you or your child may benefit from dental sealants.
Who Is a Candidate for Sealants?
Children aged 6 – 12 are generally more likely to develop decay on the chewing surfaces of their permanent molars, meaning they are great candidates to receive dental sealants. In addition, patients aged 12 and up could also consider getting dental sealants, such as individuals who have trouble keeping up with the best oral hygiene practices or who are prone to cavities. At Concerned Dental Care, the application of dental sealants is a quick, routine treatment that typically requires no sedation. Set up a visit, and someone on our dental team can speak with you or your child to learn if you could qualify for this easy and helpful option.
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Called them when I was having an emergency and they got me in right away. Pain free and very nice during the process. Will be going here from now on.
Everyone is always really nice
I’ve had a phobia of the dentist for as long as i could remember. As someone that suffers from an anxiety disorder , coming here was a big step for me. Before i used to be so scared to even go inside , crazy panic attacks and have all the fear raging through my body. Before coming here, i did not visit a dentist for 10+ years , but the ladies at this office completely changed my perspective . They were nothing but beyond excellent . On top of this Dr. Antoinette Siciliano Is nothing but patient and understanding. she made me feel safe which is something that we often overlook at in the health field. Besides having such great traits, her staff is an example of how great of a leader she is, and i hope everyone has the same amazing experience as i do every-time i pass by. Thank you again to the entire team ! 10/10
First, Marge is an amazing person. She did everything she could to deal with my insurance company. The staff was amazing and just perfect. The doctor who worked on my teeth, BTW, 3 for canals in 1 sitting, was awesome. Told me everything he was doing, step by step, through the whole journey. And no pain. Thank you all for the great treatment.
Haven't been there yet, I have an upcoming appointment..I must say Alexandra was very friendly very professional. And I didn't have to wait long to get in touch with the office. Very pleased about that and with Alexandra..
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What Is the Sealant Process?
As a first step, we will need to evaluate the teeth to determine if dental sealants could be the ideal service for you or your family. To prepare the teeth for sealants, a professional on our team will polish the enamel to get rid of any buildup, food particles, and germs from the tops of the teeth. The enamel is then dried, and a small layer of sealant material will be painted precisely into the crevices via a tiny brush. An advanced curing light is then placed over the tooth, which will harden the sealant coating in approximately 10 – 20 seconds. After every sealant is in position, our staff will check your bite for alignment and give you instructions about how to properly care for your dental sealants.
How Do I Care For My Dental Sealants?
When your sealant appointment has finished, you or your child will be able to resume your daily activities. Over the subsequent days, it will be critical to avoid sticky or hard foods to keep the dental sealants intact as they harden into your teeth. We also suggest maintaining a proper dental hygiene routine, like flossing and brushing the teeth at least twice each day. If tended to properly, dental sealants can stay in good shape for a number of years. Our team will evaluate your mouth during annual dental assessments and let you know when the sealants should be redone.
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Will Insurance Cover Dental Sealants?
As sealants are largely applied as a preventive dental care service, many dental insurance plans cover them for kids or adolescents up to a certain age. Coverage may be different for teens and those over 20, so our billing specialists will review your family's plan and make you aware of any extra expenses. Concerned Dental Care takes multiple payment options to make necessary oral treatment more convenient and cost-effective for you and your family.
Protect Teeth From Tooth Decay
Protect against decay and enable your loved ones to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles for the long run. Sealants are a helpful, fast, low-maintenance service at Concerned Dental Care that can also diminish the need for future dental treatments and make way for elevated oral health. Discover if sealants are a good option for you or your children by scheduling a consultation at one of our New York City, NY locations today!