Even when a patient practices good dental hygiene, it can be hard to remove the plaque and food particles from the crevices of the back teeth. This hidden plaque can cause cavities. To prevent this, Dr. Vela and Dr. Rodriguez may recommend dental sealants in Kingsville, Texas. Dental sealant is a thin coating of plastic material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars, where it bonds in place. This dental sealant blocks plaque and food particles from entering the crevices of the back teeth. Typically, children have dental sealants placed on their molars and premolars when they come in to protect the teeth during the cavity prone years. Adults can also benefit from dental sealants if they have no dental fillings or decay in their back teeth.
To prepare your molars and premolars, our dentists will clean them thoroughly. Each tooth is dried and an absorbent material is placed around it to keep it dry. An acid solution is used to roughen the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars. This process will ensure for a strong bonding process. Our dentists will then rinse and dry your teeth again. The dental sealant is painted onto the chewing surfaces of your molars and premolars. Our dentists may use a curing light to help the sealant harden.
Please contact Vela Dental Centers Kingsville today to learn more and to schedule a visit.