Sealants are thin layers of composite resin that are placed on the pits, fissures, and grooves of molars to prevent decay on these surfaces. Although it is still a possibility that decay may develop on surfaces in between teeth, sealants significantly reduce the overall chance of having cavities. Because dental sealants are made of composite resin, they blend in with the natural appearance of your teeth and are not noticeable. The process of applying dental sealants in Austin, Texas is fast, simple, and painless; our gentle dentists typically complete your sealants in just one short visit. The sealant is simply painted onto the tooth and allowed to dry. Dr. Pevow and Dr. Robbins often recommend sealants for children when their back permanent molars come in (which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12), but adults may also benefit from dental sealants in preventing tooth decay.
A dental sealants works to prevent decay and cavities by forming a protective layer on the tooth. This blocks out the food particles and bacteria that lead to tooth decay. By sealing the pits and grooves of the tooth, sealants also make the tooth smoother and easier to clean. For more information on dental sealants, we welcome you to contact us soon at Anderson Lane Dental. We are dedicated to keeping your smile in the best possible health.