One of the best ways to help prevent cavities and tooth decay is to obtain a dental sealant. These sealants are made of a thin plastic coating that is placed on the outside of the tooth. Dental sealants help to prevent cavities by protecting the enamel on the tooth. Anyone can get dental sealants, but it is more common for children and teenagers to start protecting their teeth earlier on. Our team of highly skilled dental hygienists will apply the sealants and talk with you to see if these are a good option for you in protecting your teeth.
Dental sealants act as a protective shield on the tooth to prevent any damage from occurring. These sealants are typically placed on the molars in the mouth. Molars are susceptible to cavities and tooth decay because of their rough, uneven surface which allows for food to stick to it, causing damage. The sealants adhere to the surface of the tooth which stops bacteria from settling on the teeth. Sealants not only help prevent cavities but can also be placed on top of some cavities to stop any further decay. These sealants last for several years, but often need to be reapplied. Dr. Evans will check on your sealants at each visit to let you know when it is time for reapplication.
Dental sealants are offered by many dental plans, but it is best to double check if your provider if they are on your plan. Consult with the team at Wager Evans Dental in order to know if these are a good option for you. Fill out a form to request an appointment or call our office today at (775) 829-7700. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrowcreek, and all surrounding communities.
I’ve been going to Wager Evans for 10 years. I used to be so scared of the dentist, but Dr. Evans is so gentle and tells you everything that he’s doing. The staff here is the best! Everyone is so friendly! This is a great office all around!-Michelle K.