About Dental Sealants
Since home oral care methods are not always able to reach every area of the mouth, dental sealants are an effective way to improve protection against bacteria and cavities. Created with a thin, flexible plastic material, dental sealants are placed to the top layer surface of the back molars. Once in place, sealants seal out plaque, tartar, and bacteria from reaching the tooth. Individuals who get dental sealants will not see or feel the devices once in place. Our dentists at DentalWorks - High Point can help High Point, NC patient's enamel to be cleaner and protected from decay and bacteria.
"My first time there was to have them check on a tooth that had been bothering me for months. I was afraid of the dentist (which is why I procrastinated for so long). When I arrived the receptionist met me with a smile. I had enough time to fill out my paperwork before I got called back. The dental assistant was nice and the Dentist was reassuring. The booker my appointment to be seen with an oral surgeon and made a follow up appointment to have the rest of my teeth checked out. I appreciate their kindness as well as making my trip there not so painful."- C.J. / Google / May 17, 2018
"Mrs. Rachel and Dr. Joyce were wonderful!!! I would recommend anyone I know that’s looking for a dentist that is honest, caring, and patient."- T.B. / Google / May 05, 2018
"Very nice atmosphere. Took a lot of time with me answering all my questions. Very friendly and made me feel at ease."- T.A. / Google / May 05, 2018
"I first started my procedure in the Greensboro office with Dr. Joyce and was happy when he moved to the High Point office. All the staff at both locations were wonderful. Dr. Joyce and his assistants have wonderful bedside manner. They are concerned with your needs and explain your options fully. I totally recommend Dr. Joyce to anyone needing dental work. Thank you for your great work on my bridge."- T.W. / Google / May 01, 2018
"Very pleased with Dr.Joyce and I highly recommend him."- T.T. / Google / Apr 13, 2018
What to Expect
Getting sealants on the teeth at DentalWorks - High Point is a fast process that is completed without any form of anesthesia. Before the sealants are applied, the teeth will be cleaned and polished to ensure that bacteria are not being sealed into the tooth. Next, the tooth will be gently etched to where the sealant will be applied, then rinsed and dried. Once the tooth is prepped, our dentists will apply the sealant on the tooth and use a special light to set the sealant. Our dentists will check to make sure the sealant is hardened and secure.
With adequate care, including good home oral care and regular check ups at DentalWorks - High Point with our dentists, dental sealants can last up to 10 years. Our dentists will test the effectiveness the sealants at every dental examination. Patients will be kept updated as to whether they should to be replaced. Patients should continue to brush their teeth at a minimum of twice a day, as well as protect them by not grinding their teeth and avoiding sticky candy. While sealants are best for young children and teenagers, some adults may continue to keep their sealants if they are prone to getting cavities.
Insurance carriers generally cover the cost for dental sealants for young children and teens, but some cover adults as well. DentalWorks - High Point's front office will contact the patient's insurance company to get the exact coverage that is available. If the insurance policy does not cover the cost of sealants our dentists are happy to discuss different payment options. Please keep in mind that the cost of sealants is usually less than a filling or other repair.
Plan Your Procedure
Children, teenagers, and adults can benefit from the protection of dental sealants. They protect the back teeth with a simple procedure. To avoid cavities and decay, dental sealants can be a terrific option for patients who desire better dental examinations with our dentists at DentalWorks - High Point in High Point, NC. Although they can't be, sealants combined with a good at-home oral care can give you a healthier, better smile.