Dr. Kevin Lacour and Dr. Charles Burch provide dental sealants to help protect your teeth from cavities and decay. While sealants are commonly recommended for children, adults can also benefit from this preventive treatment.

Dental sealants are made from a clear or tooth-colored resin material which is painted onto the chewing surfaces of your teeth. This sealant hardens to form a smooth coating over the teeth, shielding them from the decay-causing bacteria and food debris in your mouth. The sealant also smooths over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, making it easier to keep your teeth clean and healthy with normal brushing and flossing.

Our dentists will apply dental sealants for children when their permanent teeth come in — usually between the ages of 6 and 12. Adults can receive sealants at any time. When you receive sealants your treatment will be quick and comfortable, taking only a few minutes to complete. Sealants are completely noninvasive, so no anesthetics will be needed, and our dentists may even apply them as part of your regular dental visits. Once in place, sealants will last for several years to provide long-lasting protection for your smile.

For more information about dental sealants in Athens, Georgia, and to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists, please contact Athens Dental Design at 706-353-7860.