Dental Sealants

Dental Preventive Resin Restorations or PRR

Preventive resin restorations or PRR, play an important part in preventive dentistry by reducing risks of further tooth decay spreading on treated teeth. Dr. Ben Amini and associate dentists at CitiDent, San Francisco dental sealants experts, apply the PRR to areas of teeth that are heavily stained and are especially prone to further cavity formation. In combination with daily brushing and flossing, dental Preventive resin restorations or PRR, offer an added level of protection against oral health problems for recipients.

By guarding teeth against erosion by acids and oral bacteria, this treatment from our expert in (preventive resin restorations or PRR) dental sealants in San Francisco saves patients time and money. In many cases, Preventive resin restorations or PRR are used on the molars near the back of the mouth, where bacteria and food particles are more likely to accumulate and cause tooth decay. As a result, patients are less likely to require more expensive and time-consuming procedures later in order to repair damage.

Dental Sealants San Francisco

Children are often more highly prone to tooth decay, making patients in this age group the most common recipients of sealants from our dentist. However, adolescents and adults can also benefit from having sealants applied, particularly if they are at high risk of tooth decay. Both baby teeth and permanent teeth gain protection from this treatment, making sealants valuable as soon as baby teeth begin to emerge.

Sealants can be placed in a single appointment at the office of our San Francisco dental sealants expert. After cleaning the teeth to be treated, our dentist dries the teeth and roughens their surfaces using an acid solution so that the sealant will stick. Next, our dentist rinses and dries the teeth again. Finally, our dentist applies the sealant to the teeth and uses a special light to cure it.

Depending on lifestyle and individual factors, sealants can last for up to a decade before re-application is necessary. While sealants offer significant protection from oral health problems, recipients should continue to brush and floss daily and visit our expert in dental sealants in San Francisco at least once every six months for an exam to maintain the health of the teeth and gums. At a consultation with Dr. Amini, our San Francisco dentist, patients can learn more about sealants and find out how it may help them.

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