Dental Sealants in Liberty, MO

What to know about dental sealants

Dental sealants are a thin, protective coating (made from plastic or other dental materials) that easily adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. This treatment is great for patients of all ages, but is especially common for children. This treatment can easily be completed during a routine dental cleaning and exam — give us a call at (816) 429-5799 to learn more and add it to your visit.

Helps You Avoid Cavities

Dental sealants prevent 80% of cavities for 2 years, and 50% of cavities for 4 years.

Long-lasting Protection

With proper care, sealants can be retained in the mouth for up to 9 years and easily replaced.

Especially Great for Children

School-age kids without sealants have 3 times more cavities than those with sealants.

Fast, Painless, Easy Application

The thin coating is painted on in liquid form and hardens in about a minute. That’s all there is to it!

Who can get dental sealants?

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School-age children

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Adults who are cavity-prone

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Anyone who wants an added layer of protection against decay!

What to expect from a dental sealant treatment at our office

Think of a sealant as a mini plastic filling. However, tooth enamel does not contain any nerves, so numbing is usually not necessary.

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We’ll start by examining the tooth or teeth to be sealed. If decay is found, we’ll remove it.

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Next, we’ll apply a solution that helps the sealing material better adhere to your tooth surface

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Time for the sealant! We’ll paint it on the tooth and use a special curing light as needed. That’s it!

Hear from our patients

“I had an amazing experience. I have been to several offices, but this one really blew me away. I was beyond impressed with every detail of my visit.”

Lauren Jewell

“I have a history of disliking dentists. I’ve had a lot of pain and a lot and a lot of procedures done. And when I went to Dr. Jesse I had a painless experience for the first time and that just really changed things for me.

Mary Ann Jehn

“My experience at Jackson Family Dental has been one of great professionalism and great service. They have the technology and everything you’re looking for in a dentist. But the thing that really keeps me and my family coming back are the relationships we’ve built.

Ben McNeal

Your questions, answered

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Does a dental sealant mean I can stop brushing my teeth?

No! A dental sealant is an additional protective layer for your smile — it’s not meant to replace your normal hygiene habits. Brush and floss at least twice a day and continue to visit us for your regular dental exams and cleanings.

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Are sealants an alternative to fillings?

Sealants help prevent cavities, not fix them. However, if your teeth are prone to decay, a sealant is a great way to keep a cavity from developing. Remember: a tooth without a cavity will always be stronger and healthier than a tooth with a filling or decay.

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When can my child get a sealant?

Sealants are most effective for children when they’re placed right after permanent molars come in. This is usually around age 6 for the first molars and age 12 for the second molars.

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What do sealants look like?

Our dental sealants are a clear material and blend with your natural tooth color. You won’t be able to see the sealant when smiling or talking.

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    Schedule your visit today

    Interested in a dental sealant treatment? Find out if this is right for you or your child. Call (816) 429-5799 to schedule your visit.

    Our Liberty office

    26 S Village Dr.
    Liberty, MO 64068

    Jackson Family Dental is conveniently located right off of Route 291. 

    Hours

    Monday
    7AM - 7PM
    Tuesday
    7AM - 7PM
    Wednesday
    7AM - 7PM
    Thursday
    8AM - 3PM Admin Only
    Friday
    8AM - 3PM Admin Only
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