At Bristol Dental Clinic, we believe preventing damage is just as important as treating and repairing existing conditions. As part of this ongoing effort to protect your smile from forces that may harm it, we are pleased to provide dental sealants in Bristol, Florida. Sealants are thin plastic coatings used on the chewing surfaces of your teeth to prevent decay and protect against bacteria and food particles. Your chewing surfaces, especially your pre-molars and molars, have deep grooves and ridges that are often hard to clean and can easily trap bacteria. Sealants act as a protective barrier that can be applied in just a couple of minutes per tooth.
Dr. Laban Bontrager and Dr. Monica Bontrager generally suggest sealants for children and adolescents who have not experienced any major decay or damage. However, sealants may be appropriate for some adults if you do not have existing dental restorations on your chewing surfaces. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for sealants, we encourage you to call our dentists and schedule a time to come and visit with us. Our entire team is committed to taking care of your smile and ensuring its health. We look forward to working with you and your family.