Dental Sealants in Fairfax, VA

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What Are Dental Sealants?

Grooves in the top of the molars usually harbor more food particles and plaque, meaning they are more vulnerable to ending up with decay. Dental sealants, an effective part of preventive dentistry, are used to defend teeth from dental disease resulting from decay. These fine preventive coatings are composed of a transparent or milky-colored material that is painted onto the tops of the permanent molars. As soon as they're bonded, sealants work to protect these teeth and create a more even exterior that is easier to maintain. Dental sealants provided at Contemporary Dentistry don't just help protect from tooth decay; they might also reduce your family's needs for tooth-colored fillings or other restorative care down the road. Talk to your dental professional at your twice-yearly dental appointments at our Fairfax, VA or Manassas, VA facility to determine if you or your child may benefit from dental sealants.

What Is the Sealant Process?

As a first step, our dentist will have to look at the teeth to decide if dental sealants are the ideal service for you or your children. To prepare the teeth for dental sealants, one of our dental professionals will clean the enamel to get rid of any tartar, food debris, and germs from the crevices. After the enamel dries, a thin layer of sealant liquid will be painted precisely into the rifts via a tiny brush. An innovative curing light is then placed over the tooth; this will ossify the sealant coating within approximately 10 – 20 seconds. When each sealant is applied, our staff will evaluate your jaws for alignment and give you tips about how to efficiently take care of your dental sealants.

I have been a patient of Contemporary Dentistry (Dr. Morales) for many years and my experience with his practice has been very positive (especially considering I do not enjoy dental work). He has always made me aware of options for treatment. Over the years, he has always reassured me during instances where I may need a filling, root canal, crown and most recently a dental implant. The staff at Contemporary Dentistry, including hygienist Amy and office personnel are very professional and considerate. Dr. Abril did the implant procedure and his expertise and followup care was especially appreciated. My experience with this practice is such that I have not explored other options for my dental care and consistently see them for my regular checkups. If there are any concerns between regular visits, all I have to do is phone the office and an appointment is available very quickly. I am very happy with the service I have receive from Contemporary Dentistry of Manassas and recommend them without reservation.

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We found Dr. Morales after we switched insurance and it has been the best decision we have made.  The kids love it and the staff is friendly.

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Dr. Diego Morales is hands down the beat dentist in the area. Super gentle, and made my experience stress free. Thank you Dr. Morales for keeping my teeth healthy!

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Family friendly! Great job making my child feel comfortable and answering all questions.

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Protect Teeth From Tooth Decay

Ward off cavities and allow yourself and your children to maintain beautiful, healthy smiles for many years. Sealants are a helpful, fast, straightforward solution at Contemporary Dentistry that could also decrease the need for future dental treatments and pave the way for elevated dental wellness. Find out if dental sealants are right for you or your kids by scheduling an appointment at our Fairfax, VA or Manassas, VA practice today!

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