One of the preventive treatments our dentists may recommend to help keep your teeth healthy and free from cavities are dental sealants. This simple treatment is a great option for patients of all ages and can be completed quickly and comfortably during your regular dental visits.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are a type of preventive treatment. Sealants consist of a clear or tooth-colored resin material which is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This resin then hardens into a smooth coating over the tooth, blocking out decay-causing bacteria and food debris, as well as making it easier to keep your teeth clean with regular brushing and flossing. Sealants can be applied in just a few minutes, and once applied, will last for several years to provide long-term protection for your teeth and smile.

Who Should Receive Dental Sealants?

Sealants are most frequently recommended for children when their permanent molars come in – usually between the ages of 6 and 12. However, they are also a great option for adults who are prone to developing decay. Dental sealants are completely noninvasive and can be provided in a matter of minutes by our dentists and team.

Make An Appointment

To learn more about dental sealants in Decatur, Illinois, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kevin Wolf or Dr. Larry Osborne, contact Wolf and Osborne LTD today at 217-875-7600.