Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton
109 44th Avenue East, Suite 200, Bradenton, FL 34203

Common Questions About Dental Sealants

dca-blog_dental-sealants-protected-tooth

If you or your child is particularly vulnerable to cavities, your dentist may use a teeth sealant to stop decay in its tracks. Dental sealants are plastic resin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and sometimes premolars to prevent food and plaque from reaching the grooves and depressions where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. The process is painless and only takes a few minutes. After the tooth is cleaned and prepared, a teeth sealant is painted onto the surface where it quickly hardens. Once a tooth is sealed, it is no longer vulnerable to the acids that cause tooth decay.

Who Benefits from a Tooth Sealant?

Children, teens, and adults who are prone to dental decay can benefit from sealants. Small children should have them applied as soon as their first permanent teeth erupt.

Why Should I Consider Dental Sealants?

When you seal teeth away from plaque and prevent decay, you’ll save time and money by avoiding more costly dental treatments like root canals, fillings, and crowns.

What if the Dental Sealant Accidentally Covers a Cavity?

The sealant will provide a barrier that doesn’t allow bacteria or acids to access the cavity, so the decay will not progress.

Are Sealants Good for Baby Teeth?

If your baby’s teeth have pits and grooves, sealing them may be a good option. Baby teeth are important for proper spacing of permanent teeth, so it’s important to prevent them from falling out early.

How Long Does a Teeth Sealant Last?

With regular care and minor repairs as necessary, dental sealants can effectively seal teeth for up to ten years.

Will My Insurance Pay for a Sealant?

Some dental insurance plans do cover preventative treatments like sealants. Check with your insurance company to be sure.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Bradenton, call Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton today at (941) 357-1292 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Bradenton. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff is knowledgeable, professional, courteous and most of all patient friendly!
Charlene A.
Pain free cleaning, very professional dental hygienist
Michael T.
Wonderful staff
Gary W.
Great service and customer care.
Tom M.
Yes i seen Dr.Fagin for some dental work and i must say that i am very pleased with the way he treat his patients and his work . And the staff is very friendly an helpful . THANKS
Shawanda W.
The staff is kind, there is little to no wait time. I am very pleased with the overall service.
Beverly P.
I love this dentist office!! They are super friendly, humorous and thorough. I dont think ive ever enjoyed a cleaning until I came here. Rosa was fast and efficient and offered lots of advice!
Kristin H.
Always a great experience!
Evelyn C.
Doctor and staff kept me informed the entire time, helpful and were nice
Kristin H.
Friendly staff, knowledge, patient care
Ron K.
Ever since I was little, I’ve ALWAYS been absolutely terrified to go to the dentist because of horrible experiences. I cannot even explain to you in words how much this place has completely […]
Jessica L.
Rosa explained everything she was going to do and was very personable in the process. Made sure I was comfortable throughout the process.
Kristie P.
Great care, reasonable prices and extremely punctual. Staff and doctors are very approachable and accommodating.
Andres S.
Service at the office is always good. Kind and caring team of employees taking care of my families dental cart.
Dave H.
Rosa was professional and friendly. I believe she did a very through job of cleaning my teeth.
Mary H.
Everything went well.
June S.
Everyone was so friendly!
Natalie M.
Great front desk staff
John B.
Dr. Fagan pays attention to detail, has a lot of concern for patient health and comfort and has done excellent work so far. He may have saved me from a root canal.
Cindi C.
Great staff, great environment. Best dentist office in area.
Chris N.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (941) 357-1292
Our Location