Teeth Sealants Queens, NY
Park Dental Care of Astoria offers tooth sealants in Queens, NY. Dental sealants are applied to teeth as a way to provide a protective barrier against decay caused by plaque, bacteria and food particles. Typically sealants are applied to the biting surfaces of molars, since they have a substantial chewing surface filled with grooves that make it easier for food particles and bacteria to sit on teeth, ultimately resulting in decay. By sealing the top of the tooth surface, bacteria and plaque are unable to penetrate the sealant’s surface, warding off tooth decay and cavities.
Tooth sealants are one of the pediatric dentistry services offered at Park Dental Care. Although sealants are recommended for children once their permanent molars grow in, we also recommend sealants for older patients that are prone to tooth decay or that simply want added protection against decay. Patients of any age can benefit from having tooth sealants applied as a layer of protection.
Tooth Sealant Application
Application of teeth sealants is an easy procedure. The teeth are first cleaned and thoroughly dried. The teeth are then treated with a solution that helps the sealant permanently adhere, and then the dental sealant is brushed on and allowed to dry and harden. Dental tooth sealants dry clear, so they are invisible once applied. Tooth sealants are strong and long-lasting, but they need to be periodically checked to make sure there are no cracks or fissures in the sealant’s surface. This is typically done during routine dental exams. Any cracks in the sealant can allow bacteria and debris to collect in the grooves of the teeth, so if this occurs, the teeth may have to be re-sealed.
If you are interested in learning more about tooth sealants offered in our Astoria, Queens dental office, contact us today at 718-274-1515.
Tooth Sealants Financing and Payment Options
We offer tooth sealants without dental insurance in Queens, NY. For patients with no dental insurance, or whose dental insurance does not cover sealants, Park Dental Care provides affordable payment solutions and dental financing options to cover the cost of dental sealant application.
Dental Office Offering Tooth Sealants in Astoria, New York
We are conveniently located in Astoria, Queens, NY, just one block from the N & Q subway lines (at the Astoria-Ditmars Blvd. stop). Only seven subway stops from midtown Manhattan, our Queens dental office location is also easily accessible to patients traveling from Manhattan, Brooklyn and throughout NYC. We also offer free on-site parking.