Dr. Patrick Morrissey offers dental sealants in Lake Oswego, Oregon, to help you avoid developing cavities. This preventive treatment can be completed in just a few minutes during your regular dental visits and offers protection for your teeth for several years. To schedule an appointment with our dentist and learn more, contact Boones Ferry Dental today at 503-699-6699.

What Is A Dental Sealant?
Dental sealants are a type of preventive treatment used to protect teeth from cavities and decay. Sealants are made of clear or tooth-colored resin material, and once applied to your teeth they will work to block out bacteria and food debris, forming a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surfaces. This has the added benefit of making your teeth easier to clean with normal brushing and flossing.

Who Should Receive Dental Sealants?
Sealants are typically recommended when the permanent molars come in, between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. However, patients of all ages can benefit from this treatment and our dentist may recommend dental sealants for adults who are prone to tooth decay.

How Are Sealants Applied?
Dental sealants are applied by simply painting the resin material onto the tooth. This can be done in a single visit, and may actually be done as part of your regular dental checkups as it only takes a few minutes. The sealants dry quickly and last for several years once in place to offer long-term protection for your teeth and smile.

Schedule An Appointment
We invite you to contact our team today to learn more about the benefits of dental sealants and schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist and team.