About Dental Sealants
Since toothbrushes can't always reach every nook and cranny of the mouth, sealants are an easy way to increase protection against cavities, decay, and bacteria. Manufactured with flexible plastic, dental sealants are applied to the occlusal surface of the upper and lower back teeth. Once in position, sealants prevent food particles and bacteria from reaching the tooth. Patients who receive dental sealants can't feel or see the plastic covering once in place. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek can help Knoxville, TN patient's dental enamel to be protected from bacteria and decay.
"I had a wonderful first time experience. The entire staff was welcoming, warm and very professional. I felt like they genuinely cared by educating me about my oral hygiene needs, as well as me as a person, because we talked about life issues. I met Dr Borole through her project "Smiles for Hope" and what sacrifice of love her team gives! This office feels like family! I highly recommend."- L.W. / Google / Oct 14, 2018
"This dentist office is amazing. Every time I go in they remember me, and things I have even done. Like another family. Dental hygienist I use there is so sweet. The front desk staff is amazing. They always look to help you or even find the cheapest routes for you too. I ended up getting my braces there, and the time flew bu with them because I never dread going in to the dentist. Most people do not like seeing the dentist, but I enjoy it cause the staff makes it a great experience. I highly recommend going here. If you haven't tried, definitely should give them a try."- L.L. / Google / Oct 12, 2018
"Excellent dentist. Staff is always top notch"- L.W. / Google / Oct 10, 2018
"This team is awesome. Very professional and very tuned to their patients and their needs. Highly recommend on every level."- S.S. / Google / Oct 05, 2018
"This is the first dentist’s office I’ve been to where I don’t dread my appointment. The staff is so incredibly friendly and Dr. Borole is very nice and professional. My hygienist remembers me and what we talked about the previous appointment. I never have to wait or pay anything additional from my insurance. The location is convenient and I highly recommend!"- S.G. / Google / Sep 20, 2018
What to Expect
Having sealants over the teeth at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek is an easy procedure that is performed without sedation or numbing. Before the sealants are put on, the patient's teeth will be cleansed and buffed to make sure that plaque and tarter are not being sealed within the tooth. After this occurs, the tooth will be delicately scraped to where the sealant will be placed, then rinsed and dried. Once the tooth is prepared, our dentists will brush on the sealant onto the tooth and use a laser light to secure the sealant. Our dentists will ensure to make certain the sealant is secure.
With regular care, including consistent at-home oral care and on-going check ups at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek with our dentists, sealants can last up to a decade. Our dentists will evaluate the integrity the sealants at every dental appointment. Patients will be kept informed as to whether they need to be replaced. Patients should always brush their teeth at least twice a day, as well as safeguard them by not clenching their teeth and eliminating sticky candy. While sealants are recommended for kids and adolescence, some older individuals may decide to wear their sealants if they have a history of getting cavities.
Insurance companies typically cover a large portion of the expense for dental sealants for kids and teenagers, but some cover older individuals as well. DentalWorks - Turkey Creek's billing staff will confirm with the patient's insurance provider to get the exact benefits that are available. If the insurance plan does not cover the fees for dental sealants our dentists are happy to discuss various payment options. An important reminder is that the cost of sealants is typically less expensive than a filling or other dental repair.
Plan Your Procedure
The majority of our patients can benefit from the safeguarding of dental sealants. They keep the back teeth protected with an easy procedure. To protect the teeth from decay and bacteria, dental sealants are a nice option for individuals who want better dental exams with our dentists at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN. Although they can't be seen or felt, sealants combined with a consistent home oral regime can give you a healthier smile.