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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants in Manhattan, NY

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About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a preventative treatment that are a thin plastic material applied to the top of the tooth (the chewing surface). Sealants are commonly applied to the back teeth, both molars and premolars, to prevent future tooth decay and cavities. If needed, general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Victoria Veytsman, offers her patients sealant treatments at her Midtown Manhattan office to further protect the teeth from plaque, tartar, and future oral diseases. Sealants are easily applied to the teeth during a dental appointment and last several years if the patient follows a good home oral care routine, including brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash.

What to Expect

Sealant is a fairly easy procedure that involves plastic resin being painted on the premolars or molars, where it bonds to the tooth and hardens. The sealant fills in and fits into the grooves of the teeth, creating a comfortable, protective barrier. As a preventative method to prevent decay or even tooth loss, sealants work to maintain the health of the tooth for years. Dr. Veytsman will determine if sealant is a good option for each patient during their consultation and if needed, will schedule a procedure date. Once the sealant has hardened on the tooth, the patient can continue with their regular routine.

Treatment Aftercare

Patients can anticipate returning to their regular routines immediately following the procedure. Dr. Veytsman will provide them with any special instructions before they leave our office. To ensure optimal oral health, patients should maintain a regular oral hygiene routine that includes brushing twice a day, using mouthwash, and flossing. It is also recommended that patients continue to schedule annual examinations and bi-annual teeth cleanings.

Anticipated Costs

The cost of sealants vary among practices. Our front office will talk to the patient’s insurance company to determine if this treatment is fully or partially covered. For patients paying out of packet, payment plans and options will be reviewed by Dr. Veytsman during the patient’s consultation.

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Protecting your teeth from cavities, decay, and disease is our main priority. If you believe that sealants might be the best treatment option to fulfill your dental hygiene needs, contact our Manhattan office immediately to schedule your consultation with Dr. Veytsman. 

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