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Dental Sealants in Sparks, Nevada

Tooth decay is more than just a cavity. Untreated tooth decay can cause serious dental problems, including infections, gum disease, and tooth loss. One way to protect your teeth from developing cavities is a dental sealant that creates a barrier against harmful bacteria.

Absolute Dental in Sparks, Nevada, offers long-lasting dental sealants that can shield vulnerable molars from tooth decay and keep your teeth healthy and strong. Contact our team to learn more or to schedule an appointment today!

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What is a dental sealant?

Some people have a higher risk of developing cavities, including children, teenagers, and those who have had cavities before. To help protect your teeth from cavities, a dentist can apply a dental sealant over the molars to block out cavity-causing bacteria and food particles that can easily settle into the grooves of your teeth.

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Types of dental sealants

A dental sealant is a non-invasive and pain-free cavity prevention treatment. If you’re interested in teeth sealing to protect your family’s teeth against cavities, our team offers different types of dental sealants in our Sparks offices:

  • Composite resin
  • Polyacid-modified resins
  • Resin-modified glass ionomers
  • Glass ionomer

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What are the benefits of dental sealants?

Dental sealants provide several benefits for patients who are looking for ways to keep their teeth looking and feeling their best. The most significant perks include:

1. Cavity protection

Dental sealants are designed to protect teeth from harmful bacteria that can accumulate in the grooves of the molars and chewing surfaces and cause tooth decay. The sealants act as a shield and block out decay-causing germs to help your teeth stay cavity-free.

2. Quick and painless application

The dental sealant application process is quick, easy, and non-invasive. It does not require any sedation, and patients do not feel pain or discomfort during the treatment.

3. Useful for patients of all ages

While dental sealants are a popular cavity prevention treatment for children, they can be beneficial for patients of any age who are prone to cavities and tooth decay. Talk to your dentist or periodontist to see if dental sealants are a good choice for you.

4. Saves money on dental procedures

Because dental sealants are a preventative treatment, they can potentially save your family the expense of procedures like dental fillings, root canals, tooth extractions, and dental restorations. Contact Absolute Dental in Sparks to see if we accept your insurance and if your policy covers the cost of dental sealants!

5. Lasts for several years

Dental sealants can last for several years with the right care and oral hygiene. For kids, this is incredibly beneficial during the years they are most likely to develop cavities.


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Who needs dental sealants?

Anybody who wants to add an extra layer of protection to their teeth to help prevent cavities can benefit from dental sealants. However, children and teens who are at higher risk of bacteria buildup and tooth decay often benefit the most from this treatment.

Signs you might need dental sealants

If you’re unsure if you or your kids need dental sealants, here are some signs to look for that could indicate the need:

  • A history of tooth decay and cavities
  • Molars have deep grooves where bacteria can hide
  • You have difficulty thoroughly cleaning your teeth with just brushing and flossing
  • You eat a lot of acidic or sugary foods or beverages
  • You want to get ahead of cavities before they develop

We accept most dental insurances

Absolute Dental accepts most dental insurance that could cover all or most of the cost of dental sealants! If you’re interested in dental sealants or other preventative dental care for you or your child, contact us today to learn more.

How do we apply dental sealants?

The process of applying dental sealants only takes a few minutes in our Sparks offices. Our team works efficiently using a gentle approach to help you or your child feel comfortable during the treatment. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. The dentist cleans and prepares the tooth for the dental sealant
  2. The surface of the tooth is completely dried
  3. An etching solution is applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars to create a texture that helps the dental sealant attach completely to the tooth
  4. After the tooth is rinsed and dried again, the dentist paints the sealant material directly on the tooth
  5. A curing light is used to dry and harden the sealant in minutes

What is the effectiveness of dental sealants?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dental sealants can prevent 80% of cavities during the first two years after application. Then, they protect against 50% of cavities for up to four years. Also, nine out of 10 cavities develop in the permanent molars, making dental sealants the ideal solution to prevent cavities where they are most likely to occur.

Dental sealants FAQs

Most commonly, dental sealants are made from tooth-colored composite resin. However, there are also sealants made of glass ionomer or combinations of resin and glass ionomer.

After getting dental sealants, your dentist will likely recommend that you avoid chewy, sticky, or hard foods that could potentially chip or break the sealants. You will also need to keep up with your daily oral hygiene to ensure the sealants are the most effective at preventing cavities.

With the right care, dental sealants can last upwards of ten years after the initial application. They may start to wear down and eventually come off after that time. Your dentist will also check your sealants regularly to assess their effectiveness and whether they should be replaced.

As part of preventative care, many dental insurance plans will cover the cost of dental sealants for pediatric patients. If you don’t have insurance, contact our team to learn more about the cost of dental sealants and how we make this essential treatment affordable for all patients.

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We Accept Most Dental Insurance

Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.

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If you’re looking for ways to keep your smile healthy and radiant, dental sealants from Absolute Dental in Sparks are an excellent way to prevent tooth decay and bacteria buildup that could harm your teeth. Make an appointment online today!


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5015 Pyramid Way 113
Sparks, Nevada 89436
Phone Number: (775) 391-8801


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1125 North McCarran Boulevard 109
Sparks, Nevada 89431
Phone Number: (775) 391-8996


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1125 North McCarran Boulevard #107
Sparks, Nevada 89431
Phone Number: (775) 359-9300


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