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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are coatings painted on the back teeth to help protect them from damage and decay. The coatings are usually applied on the chewing surfaces of the molars, which contain grooves or “fissures.” These uneven areas can be extremely hard to clean and are the perfect site for plaque and bacteria to form. Sealants smooth out these grooves and provide protection from plaque and bacteria and make them easier to clean.

Dental sealants can be used on the teeth of adults who are at high risk of decay but are most commonly used on children. Placing these sealants will protect their young teeth from the formation of cavities and other dental issues. The use of sealants can help you and your children maintain a healthy, beautiful smile!

The application of dental sealants begins with a thorough cleaning of the tooth’s surface. An acidic solution is then put on the fissured area for a few seconds which roughens the tooth’s surface so the dental sealant can attach to the tooth. The dental sealant is then painted on the tooth and hardened with a light. The sealant then becomes a hard plastic coating and enables the patient to chew normally.

Dental sealants can last for many years but may have to be reapplied after some time. Sealants do not replace the need for regular dental hygiene habits, including regular dental visits and the brushing and flossing of teeth.

If you would like to learn more about dental sealants, give our office a call at (203) 542-9333.

Our Happy Patients

"Dr. Tramposch is so lovely. Since moving to the area a year ago, I pushed off finding a local dentist and would drive hours out of the way to go to the one I felt comfortable with. When my wisdom teeth started to grow in a few months ago, I was in a great deal of pain. I called Dr. Tramposch's office in hopes of getting an appointment. Although he was booked for the day, he managed to squeeze me in and did everything he could to ensure I didn't leave the office in pain. He continued to call me and check in on how I was doing for up to two weeks after. I can say I've found my new local/favorite dentist office that I truly enjoy going to."

Taylor M.

"My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Tramposch for close to 15 years, and he also takes care of our 3 kids' dental needs. He is consistently voted a top dentist by his peer group and has referred me to equally competent specialists for any issues related to wisdom teeth, etc. Dr. T is very flexible, patient, and always works well with the insurance companies to ensure that we are reimbursed properly. We never have to wait, and he deals expertly with any issues that arise. He also does a great job with our 5 year old son who is afraid to have his teeth cleaned. Most of all, he and his staff are very pleasant and great to visit twice a year. Highly recommend!"

Michelle C.

"I love Dr. Tramposch!! He is professional but fun, especially with our daughter and always very kind. Every time I go there he always puts me at ease and listens to my concerns. He is very thorough and takes his time when addressing what the next step should be (if any) and answers my questions in ways that I can understand. I always leave feeling taken care of, he is a great dentist. His new dental assistant Vira is so delicate with cleaning my sensitive teeth! And Diana is such a sweet girl, always cordial on the phone. I recommend this practice a million times over!"

Janine C.
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