Dental sealants can offer added protection against decay and can reduce risks of decay by up to 80 percent.
Molars and premolars are especially prone to decay when particles of food get stuck between the nooks and crannies. The process involves placing a thin, plastic material (the dental sealant) on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth.
As well as we may brush and floss our teeth, our toothbrushes are unable to reach all the way into the grooves and depressions to remove food and bacteria. While fluoride treatments can help prevent decay, dental sealants add an extra layer of protection for the grooved and pitted back areas of your teeth.
Some pits on teeth are smaller than a single bristle on our toothbrush and can only be protected against bacteria by applying a protective dental sealant. These small but deep grooves – also called ‘fissures’ – are vulnerable to bacteria and acid that attack tooth enamel and cause cavities.
Our friendly dental team is always happy to clear your doubts and provide further information about dental sealants, bridges, crowns, veneers, and many other dental restorations.
Dental sealants can be of several different types, such as glass Ionomers, resin, composite resin, and resin-modified sealants.
Our dental team will apply dental sealants in four steps, and these are usually completed in a single session:
The hygienist will clean your teeth of food and debris and dry and isolate the required tooth.
Once the tooth is dry, the dental team member will apply a dental sealant to the tooth using a special brush and bond the sealant to the tooth using self-curing light.
The hygienist and dentist will evaluate the occlusion (biting surfaces) after the sealant hardens.
We use the latest dental technologies, and our staff is trained to use first-class equipment for stress-free patient experience.
Contact Spring Dental Arts in Spring, Texas for our comprehensive range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatment options.