Preventive Sealants

Knoxville and Maryville TN

Some patients practice healthy oral hygiene habits, yet are still prone to developing cavities in their back teeth. This is because back teeth tend to have deep crevasses that trap bacteria and even with regular brushing you simply cannot get deep enough to clean these areas. In this case, Dr. Tommy Spears and Dr. Jake Goza as well as the entire Crestview Dental Care team offer sealants, which can be effective in preventing decay (cavities).

What are Sealants?

Sealants are plastic like material that, when applied to the chewing surface of your back teeth, act as a barrier against decay. Sealants help make oral hygiene easier since you do not have to stress about cleaning deep into these hard to reach areas.

Who gets sealants?

Sealants are most effective when applied to teeth that have not yet developed cavities. They are most commonly placed in young children, teenage and adult teeth. Protecting your teeth from cavities helps to keep your teeth for a life time.

The Procedure

During your dental cleaning and checkup, Dr. Tommy Spears or Dr. Jake Goza will determine whether or not you could benefit from sealants. Applying sealants is quick and easy and can be done during your regular checkup. The procedure begins with a thorough cleaning of your teeth, then, the sealant material is bonded directly to the chewing surface of your back teeth. Sealants are preventive and durable. At each checkup, your sealants will be thoroughly inspected to ensure they are intact and functioning properly.

To schedule your entire family’s visit with Crestview Dental Care , contact us today! We welcome patients of Knoxville and Maryville, Tennessee that are seeing the highest level of prevention.