Fillings and sealants to protect the smile and treat cavities

At Kennebec Dental Excellence, Dr. Jeff Bue and his dedicated team encourage you to consider the advantages of preventative dentistry in Waterville, Maine. This includes services such as dental fillings and sealants. Regular visits to the office for cleanings and evaluations are a proactive way to ensure you have a healthy smile.

What is a filling?

A filling is a type of restorative dentistry that helps repair and strengthen a tooth damaged by decay or injury. Fillings help prevent further damage from occurring and restore your smile and oral function. Our practice encourages using tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, designed to look like natural tooth enamel to blend in seamlessly.

What is a dental sealant?

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually the back molars. Sealants act as barriers against plaque and food particles, helping to prevent cavities and other dental problems. Sealants are often associated with children, but we find that patients of all ages can benefit from dental sealants.

How do fillings and sealants help prevent dental problems?

Whereas fillings help restore the structure, strength, and function of teeth in order to protect them from further decay or infection. Sealants act as an extra layer between plaque-causing bacteria and the teeth, providing added protection against cavities. Placing fillings and sealants allow you to reduce the risk of additional problems with your smile.

Call to request an appointment at Kennebec Dental Excellence!

Regular visits to Kennebec Dental Excellence are important for your oral health and overall well-being. If you have any signs of decay or damage, Dr. Jeff Bue and his team may suggest appropriate treatment options, such as fillings and sealants, to help prevent further issues.

Contact us today to learn more about how fillings and sealants can help protect your smile! Our office is located at 464 Benton Avenue in Winslow, Maine.