DENTAL SEALANTS

Dental sealants are a thin coating applied to the pits and grooves of the teeth to protect against tooth decay and plaque build-up.

PROCEDURE INFORMATION

Dental Sealants

Our teeth aren’t flat objects with perfect shapes. Molars and premolars, in particular, have grooves in them. Bacteria consider these grooves to be good news because they’re spots where they can hide from your toothbrush. The longer bacteria linger on a tooth, the more damage they can cause. Here at Embrace Dental, we particularly worry about bacteria turning these natural grooves into unhealthy cavities.

How Do Sealants Help?

Sealants are applied to teeth in order to even out these grooves, thereby eliminating any spaces where bacteria can set up camp. It’s not just bacteria, but sealants are also protective against food and plaques getting into these tiny irregularities in a person’s teeth.

Are Sealants for Everyone?

The answer is no, not necessarily. Sealants are a method of prevention rather than treatment. They’re mostly recommended for use in children between the ages of 6 to 14 years. The rationale here is that 6 to 14 is the age where children are most likely to develop cavities. Sealants last between 5 and 10 years, so your children might need them to be applied twice during that period of time.

Adults can also get sealants, although it’s not very common. Those who have healthy teeth and wish to keep them that way can get sealants to even out the depressions in their molars.

Application of Sealants

Applying sealants is very easy for us here at Embrace Dental in Sparks, NV. We’ll start by cleaning your premolars and molars carefully then applying a special type of gel to them for a couple of seconds. We will then clean the teeth and dry them before we apply the sealant into the groove. The sealant won’t adhere to your teeth on its own, though. Applying a certain kind of light for about half a minute in order to make it stick is the final step.

The entire process is painless and doesn’t take much time. Rest assured that no drilling or anything else is done to the teeth to which the sealant will be applied. Our aim is to preserve the teeth and prevent them from any potential future damage.

BUSINESS HOURS

Mon & Tue 8:30am – 5pm
Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat & Sun CLOSED

775-391-6212

LOCATION

4760 Galleria Pkwy #102-104
Sparks, NV 89436

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TREATMENTS

General Dentistry

Exams and cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, and oral cancer screenings.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic injections, veneers, Invisalign, orthodontics, teeth whitening.

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Restorative Dentistry

Bridges, crowns, fillings, dentures, extractions, inlays and onlays.

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Pediatric Dentistry

We offer a variety of pediatric dentistry services and teach kids proper dental hygiene habits.

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TMJ Treatment

We provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for Temporal Mandibular Jaw Disorder.

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Emergency Dentistry

Get immediate, emergency treatment for any trauma to the mouth.

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OUR GUARANTEE

What is in our control, we will guarantee. The quality of our workmanship and materials, is our responsibility, and we will fix or repair any work that fails, here in our office. We will always do the right thing, standing behind the work done at our office. This guarantee covers any problems that later become evident, like a crown coming off, a filling that falls out, or a denture or crown that needs to be adjusted. If a treatment, like a root canal, needs to be repeated, there will be no additional charge to fix work under guarantee.

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    ADDRESS

    4760 Galleria Pkwy # 102-104
    Sparks, NV 89436

    CONTACT US

    Tel: 775.391.6212
    Fax: 775.499.5429

    BUSINESS HOURS

    MON & TUE 8:30am – 5:00pm
    WED-FRI 10:00am – 5:00pm

    CONTACT US

    Tel: 775.391.6212
    Fax: 775.499.5429

    ADDRESS

    4760 Galleria Pkwy # 102-104
    Sparks, NV 89436

    BUSINESS HOURS

    MON & TUE 8:30am – 5:00pm
    WED-FRI 10:00 – 5:00pm