Dental Sealants in Luck, WI

Oral Health Protection for Young Smiles

child in dental chair getting their teeth examined by dentistAt Luck Dental Clinic, we understand the importance of preventive dental care for our youngest patients and strive to provide the highest level of expertise and personalized care. Dental sealants can protect their teeth from cavities and bacteria to help ensure a healthy smile. Led by the experienced and highly skilled Dr. Morgan Clemenson, our team is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. These teeth have grooves and fissures that can easily trap food particles and bacteria, making them more prone to cavities. Dental sealants act as a shield, sealing off these vulnerable areas and creating a smooth surface that’s easier to clean and less likely to develop decay.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

There are several benefits to getting dental sealants, including:

  • Cavity Prevention: Dental sealants provide a barrier against bacteria, acids, and food particles, reducing the risk of cavities and tooth decay.
  • Protection for Vulnerable Teeth: The molars and premolars are susceptible to decay due to their deep grooves and hard-to-reach areas. Sealants provide extra protection for these teeth, ensuring their longevity and minimizing the need for future dental interventions.
  • Improved Oral Hygiene: Dental sealants create a smooth surface on the teeth, making it easier to brush away plaque and maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Cost-Effective: Dental sealants are a cost-effective preventive measure. They’re generally less expensive than treating cavities and undergoing dental restorations.
  • Painless and Non-Invasive: Applying dental sealants is a quick procedure that doesn’t require anesthesia or drilling. It’s comfortable for patients of all ages.

Candidacy for Dental Sealants

Dental sealants can benefit children and adults but are especially recommended for children. Children’s teeth are more prone to cavities due to their developing oral hygiene habits and vulnerability to sugary foods. 

However, adults with deep grooves and fissures on their teeth may also benefit from sealants. Dr. Clemenson will evaluate their teeth and determine if dental sealants suit their oral hygiene needs. 

How Do Dental Sealants Work?

child getting dental sealants painted onto teethDental sealants create a physical barrier on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where deep grooves and fissures are prone to trapping food particles and bacteria. The sealant material is typically a tooth-colored resin applied as a liquid and then hardened to form a protective coating.

  1. Preparation: Before applying the sealant, Dr. Clemenson will clean and dry the tooth surface to ensure proper adhesion.
  2. Application: The sealant material is carefully painted onto the chewing surfaces of the targeted teeth. It flows into the pits and fissures, effectively sealing them off.
  3. Bonding: To ensure the sealant adheres firmly to the tooth surface, Dr. Clemenson may use a curing light. This light activates the sealant material, causing it to harden and bond securely to the tooth enamel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Luck Dental Clinic

308 1st Street South
Luck, WI 54853

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
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Shield Your Children’s Teeth from Cavities

Dental sealants are an effective and valuable tool in preventing cavities and maintaining optimal oral health. By creating a protective barrier on the vulnerable chewing surfaces of your teeth, dental sealants act as a shield against bacteria, acids, and food particles that can lead to cavities.

Call our Luck, WI, office at (715) 472-2211 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clemenson. We welcome patients from Stillwater, Balsam Lake, and Shafer.