Placed by our skilled and caring hygienists, sealants are thin coatings applied to the pits and grooves of the chewing surfaces of the teeth. They are designed to prevent the intrusion of bacteria and other debris into the deep crevices on the tops of your teeth.
Sealants are a widely popular and effective preventive treatment, helping prevent the possibility of future decay and extensive restorative work. Children are great candidates for preventive measures like sealants because in many cases, decay has not set in. Even on teeth where decay is present, sealants have been shown to fight additional damage following eradication of the decay and placement of a conservative bonded filling.
"For many years, Dr. Oppenlander has been our "One-and-Only Favorite Dentist"! In fact, my three daughters (who have grown up visiting his office) actually looked forward to appointments with him! Personally, I admire and appreciate his reassuring chair-side presence and that he performs even the most intricate procedures with compassionate, unhurried precision. He continually makes sure that you're pain-free and comfortable and ultimately smiling once again before you leave. We have the utmost trust and confidence in Dr. Oppenlander and feel incredibly fortunate to have such an exceptional dentist. Healthy teeth and brilliant smiles are priceless!"
Cosmetic/Restorative Dentist - Kalamazoo/ Portage
8191 Moorsbridge Road, Suite C
Portage , MI 49024