Because of their shape, your molars need extra protection from plaque, tartar and the acids that can lead to cavities and other dental problems. Dr. Brett Barney and Dr. Jonathan Hall offer dental sealants to provide that protection and help keep your smile healthy.

Dental sealants are a type of preventive treatment. They are made from clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the teeth. This resin hardens to form a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of the teeth, shielding the tooth from harmful bacteria and food debris to prevent tooth decay. Sealants also make it easier to clean your teeth with regular brushing and flossing.

Sealants are most commonly provided for children after their permanent molars erupt, usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. Sealants may also be recommended for adults who are prone to cavities or who have not had restorative treatments for tooth decay in the past. Once applied, sealants will typically last for several years to provide long-term protection for your smile. Our experienced dentists and team can apply dental sealants in just a few minutes during your regular dental appointments.

We invite you to call Desert Dental Group today at 520-663-0419 to schedule your appointment with our dentists and learn more about the benefits of dental sealants in Tucson, Arizona!z