At Financial District Dentistry, our dentists and team are at the forefront of preventive dental care, offering dental sealants in San Francisco, California, as a powerful tool in protecting teeth from decay. Dental sealants are a safe and effective treatment designed to create a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth, specifically targeting the vulnerable areas prone to decay.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars), where most cavities in children and teens are found. These sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth from plaque and acids that contribute to tooth decay.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

  • Effective Cavity Prevention: Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay in molars by nearly 80%.
  • Long-lasting Protection: With proper care, dental sealants can protect teeth for up to 10 years from the risk of decay.
  • Quick and Painless Application: The process of applying sealants is quick, painless and can be completed in one visit.

The Process of Applying Dental Sealants

  • Cleaning: The tooth is thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the sealant application.
  • Application: The sealant material is carefully applied to the enamel surface of the tooth and then hardened with a special light.

Contact Our Practice

To learn more about dental sealants and how they can benefit you or your child, please contact 415-399-9999. We are committed to providing comprehensive preventive care, ensuring your family’s smiles remain healthy and bright.