The dental sealants in Houston are a thin plastic coating placed over the chewing surface of the teeth. The coating is placed usually on the back teeth for preventing tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the grooves of the teeth and creates a protective layer on the tooth enamel.
Though brushing and flossing removes the food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth, they can’t always get into the nooks and crannies of the back teeth for removing food and plaque. The sealants protect these vulnerable areas from tooth decay by keeping the plaque and food away.
The sealants are mostly recommended for children and teenagers who are prone to get cavities. However, the sealants can be applied even to adults if they are at risk of developing cavities. If adults don’t have decay or fillings in their molars, they can also benefit from sealants. Children should get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as their teeth grow.
It’s a very simple dental procedure which takes only a few minutes. The procedure is as follows:
The sealants can protect teeth from decay for up to 10 years, but they can chip in between so you need to see the dentist in TX 77077, at regular intervals for touch-up or reapplication.
Many insurance companies cover the cost of sealants, but only for patients under the age of 18. Others must check their dental insurance plan.