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Dental Sealants

Sometimes brushing, flossing, and regular checkups aren't enough to stop cavities from forming. Fortunately, more protection is available.

Dr. Jason Streeter can use dental sealants to prevent tooth decay on the molars and premolars. It's a simple and effective solution.

Learn how getting sealants at our Colorado Springs, CO, practice helps kids and adults avoid decay...

What Are Dental Sealants? How Sealants Work

Dental sealants are a thin, clear plastic coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars. The material is able to cover the deep grooves of these teeth where food particles and oral bacteria like to hide.

Sealants create a protective barrier from bacteria and food particles, which prevents tooth decay from developing.

How effective are dental sealants?

Are Sealants Covered by Insurance?

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Dental insurance will typically cover some or all of a sealant procedure. The team at our Colorado Springs practice can assist with the process and discuss financing options to make the procedure even more affordable. We also offer an in-house discount plan that can help uninsured patients receive the care they need.

Who Should Get Dental Sealants? Candidates for Preventative Treatment

Children Ages 6 to 14

Children Ages 6 to 14
Children 14 and younger are prime candidates for dental sealants. We can help your child avoid tooth decay and have healthy back teeth into their adulthood. Dr. Streeter can then focus on their other dental health needs.

Cavity-Prone Adults

Cavity-Prone Adults

You're never too old for preventative dentistry. Streeter Dental has recommended sealants to a number of cavity-prone adults. Regardless of your age, the team at our Colorado Springs practice focuses on your long-term oral health.

"We’ve had nothing but great experiences here!" Streeter Dental Cares About You

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Erin Conant

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We’ve had nothing but great experiences here! Dr. Streeter & his staff are SUPER friendly and they are great with kids too.

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Ivette Melendez

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I have had very bad experiences with other dentists. Today definitely changed my mindset. Tracy and Dr.Streeter are so knowledgeable. Very clean, professional, calming environment. Massage chair, TV on the ceiling with headphones.

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The Dental Sealant Procedure What to Expect During Treatment

The entire dental sealant procedure can be completed in 30 minutes or less

Day of Procedure

The entire dental sealant procedure can be completed in 30 minutes or less

Cleaning and Drying the Teeth

Any tooth being treated will be thoroughly cleaned. Plaque and food particles are removed from the deep grooves of the molars and premolars. The back teeth are then dried.

Prepping the Chewing Surfaces

A mildly acidic etching gel is applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth. This helps improve the bond between the sealant and the tooth. This gel is rinsed away and the teeth are dried again.

Applying the Sealant

The sealant is painted directly onto the surface of the tooth where it will dry. Dr. Streeter will ensure a thorough coating to help protect each tooth from decay.

Curing the Dental Sealant

The sealant is exposed to an intense light that helps the material harden. The curing process prevents cracks, and allows the dental sealant to remain securely in place.

And you're all set!

Now let's talk aftercare...

Report Chips or Any Issues Fixing Damaged Dental Sealants

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If your sealants chip or come loose, feel free to contact us. The team at Streeter Dental can schedule an appointment to check on your sealants and fix them up as good as new.

Jason Streeter, DDS

Streeter Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Streeter Dental offers the community of Colorado Springs comfortable treatments using the latest innovations in modern dentistry. Our dentist, Dr. Jason Streeter, is a member of professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • Colorado Springs Dental Society

To request an appointment at our friendly family office, contact us online, or call (719) 590-7277 today.

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