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Sealants

Chapko and Shah Modern Dentistry serve the Belvidere and surrounding communities in Boone County, Butler County, McHenry County, Ogle County, and Winnebago County.

Why use dental sealants?

The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses some of these intricate structures on the chewing surfaces of your teeth.

Enter sealants, which are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces designed to prevent the intrusion of bacteria and other debris into the deep crevices on the tops of your teeth.

Sealants actually were developed about 50 years ago, but didn’t become commonly used until the 1970s. Today, sealants are becoming widely popular and effective; young children are great candidates for preventative 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.

Sealants are applied by first cleaning the tooth surface. The procedure is followed by etching the tooth with an abrasive substance, which allows the sealant to better adhere. After the sealant is applied, a warm light source is directed to the site to promote faster drying. Sealants usually need re-application every five to 10 years.

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Meet Dr. Shefali Shah

Dr. Shah is a member of the AGD and ADA. She enjoys practicing all phases of dentistry and the variety of treatment general and cosmetic dentistry has to offer. Patient comfort is very important to Dr. Shah, she is always sure to use a gentle touch and advanced techniques to ensure her patients have a positive and effective experience.

General Dentistry

Dental Exams, Tooth Decay / Cavities / Root Canal Therapy / Sealants / Tooth Colored Fillings

Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers, Porcelain Crowns / Invisalign Clear Braces / Teeth Whitening / Dental Bridges

Who Choose Us?

Your dentist for dental sealants.

Create you dream smile! Many people have serious concerns about the way their smile looks.  If you could change anything about the appearance and function of your teeth and gums, what would it be? Schedule an appointment with our talented dental team today!

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