Reducing the number of cavities you get is an essential portion of your dental health. Having fillings and dealing with major tooth decay throws off all the other processes of keeping your teeth healthy. Sealants are an effective route to avoid filings and deal with any potentially harmful dental issues early.
How do Sealants Work?
Dental sealants act as protection placed that safeguard the roots and grooves of the teeth at the rear of your mouth. These smaller surface area places that are harder to reach cause a ton of small issues. These include:
Bacteria growth: You’ll feel the pains of high bacteria growth in these areas since they are harder to see. Decay only builds from there.
Causing Difficulty Flossing: Flossing and brushing your teeth in general is much harder to reach without the help of a hygienist. You are put at a disadvantage inherently with these hard-to-reach places, which is why being proactive with sealants is so essential.
Impacting Fillings and Cavities: Without sealants, cavities are more prone to sprout from decay and bacterial growth. You may end up with a minor infection in these areas of your mouth. Luckily, simple antibiotics and procedures will get your teeth and gums back in optimal shape.
Do Sealants Work for Children and Adults?
Adults and children are both victims of tooth decay. Being proactive and keeping your teeth safe from this decay as much as possible is essential for either life stage.
Your gum health and overall impact on cavities will depend on these tiny areas of your mouth. Any area left with a significant lack of attention puts the rest of your oral health at risk. Keep your teeth safe and call us today!
Long Beach Crown Services
We want what's best for your teeth. While crowns are a drastic measure necessary in some instances, we apply the exact right amount of attention to avoid using crowns if possible.
Porcelain is the only material that can effectively mimic the appearance of natural teeth. Since metal was once required for the crown's base due to the insufficiency of the technologies used to create high-quality porcelain restorations, porcelain is now fused directly to the metal.
Our porcelain crowns avoid using metal completely.
Minimizing Invasiveness of Procedures
Procedures that heal your teeth and put them in the best position to be used effectively do not necessarily need crowns or filling. You have a ton of options at your disposal, and unless you currently have a crown on that tooth, you should get a second opinion if your dentist has advised you that you need a crown.
There are less invasive ways to restore teeth now. It's not necessary to choose between a filling and a crown. We can offer you a beautiful smile without having to reduce your teeth to powder.
Our team of experts in Long Beach, CA, will gladly help protect your teeth. Give us a call today!
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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Our dental policies and procedures are well documented, implemented and monitored.
Our dental practice is compliant with the standards set by the American Dental Association as well as that of the State of California.
Our dental equipment is the latest technology available.
Our office has an integrated information technology infrastructure.
Our dental hygienist and dental assistants are trained in the latest techniques and love to help their patients.