Dental Sealants Prosper TX
Protect Teeth | Prevent Tooth Decay
Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Sealants are applied primarily to the pits and fissures that are in the occlusal (chewing) surfaces of the teeth. These pits and fissures are extremely susceptible to decay and can be protected through the application of sealants which flow into and seal those areas.
However, sealants do not protect the areas between the teeth, so thorough brushing and the use of dental floss in these areas is necessary. Otherwise, decay could develop in those areas not covered by the sealants.
Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to place on each tooth.
Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.