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Perfect Dental Smile, Ltd. | Sealants in West Ridge Chicago

Perfect Dental Smile


Dr. Basim Shakir, DDS, PhD

Doctorate of Oral Medicine

Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry DDS, PhD FAGD, FICOI.MICOI

Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Mastership of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Former professor at Northwestern University

Former Embassador at National Health Services Corp. 

General, Cosmetic, and Dental Implant Dentistry

2545 W. Peterson Ave.   773-561-2808
6017 W. Cermak Rd.      708-652-8466

Sealants

Monday:        10am-3pm
Tuesday:       10am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 10am-3pm
Thursday:     10am-3pm
Friday:          10am-3pm
Saturday:      10am-4:30pm
Sunday:          closed

 

Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.

To place a sealant an adhesive is first applied to the teeth. The sealant is then placed over the adhesive as a liquid, as if it is painted right onto the tooth. The liquid then hardens and creates a barrier between your tooth and any plaque, food particles, and bacteria. Sealants last for about 10 years and can be reapplied if necessary.