Why a Dental Sealant?
Most of the patients we see at our Katy dental office form cavities in the back teeth at an early age; for this reason, we recommend either tooth-colored or clear sealants to protect their smile.
Most children are still learning to master the art of proper dental care and have a hard time brushing the small ridges found on their teeth. These depressions, pits, and grooves are the perfect environments for bacteria growth and decay. When dental sealants are applied to the teeth, they can protect against bacteria and make it easier to brush.
Although dental sealant placement is highly recommended for children, it can also be beneficial for teens and adults that want added protection from bacteria, plaque, and decay.
Dental Sealant Process
During the appointment, a dental sealant will be applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth, ensuring the tooth sealant settles into the depressions to create a protective shield; the sealant will bond to the tooth enamel and form a hard protective layer.
Maintaining Dental Sealants
Depending upon your dental hygiene routine and certain lifestyle choices, a dental sealant can last for years. Routine dental appointments allow your Katy dentist to evaluate your sealant and decide whether it should be reapplied.
To protect your smile with dental sealants, schedule an appointment with our office today!