Dental sealants are used to protect the chewing surface of teeth from decay. They are used on the surface of the permanent back teeth, the premolars and molars, to help protect these teeth from decay that will occur from chewing and eating food regularly.
Molars and premolars are especially vulnerable to decay because of their deep grooves or “fissures.” Sealing the tops of these teeth can help prevent cavities from forming.
Applying the sealant is a quick and painless procedure. The dentist will first clean and dry the tooth and then apply a gel to prepare the tooth for bonding with the sealant. The sealant is then applied to the grooves of the tooth and a special blue light is used to harden it. Sealants protect the teeth for years to come!
To learn more about dental sealants in Austin, contact our office today.