Dental Sealants Fort Worth

At Perfect Dental we offer dental sealants in Fort Worth to help protect against tooth decay and cavities. Regular brushing and flossing are essential for good oral care but it isn’t always possible

to access all the nooks and crannies of the back teeth with a toothbrush. This is where dental sealants for adults and children can be invaluable. By forming a protective barrier they lower the risk of these vulnerable areas developing tooth decay by ‘sealing out’ food particles and plaque.

What are dental sealants?

Made from a plastic material, dental sealants are applied mainly to the chewing surfaces of the pre-molars and molars to help prevent tooth decay, although they’re sometimes applied to other permanent teeth which may have pits or grooves. The sealant quickly adheres to these uneven surfaces to form a protective coating over the enamel of each tooth.

Who should get dental sealants in Fort Worth?

Because of the likelihood of children and teens developing tooth decay due to the grooves in their molars, they are prime candidates for dental sealants. However, adults who don’t have any fillings or decay in their molars can also benefit from dental sealants. Our Fort Worth dentist recommends that children get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as they push through the gums. This way their teeth are protected through the ages of 6-14 when teeth are most prone to cavities.

Dental sealants procedure

The dental sealant procedure time is just a few minutes per tooth. The procedure consists of the following steps:

  • The teeth receiving the sealants are thoroughly cleaned and dried

  • An acid solution is applied to the chewing surface to help roughen the surface to encourage the sealant to bond

  • Teeth are then rinsed and dried again

  • The sealant is then painted on to the tooth enamel where it hardens and dries. Sometimes a curing light is used to accelerate the hardening process.

How long do dental sealants last?

Sealants can protect teeth from decay for up to 10 years but they need to be checked for chips or signs of wear at regular dental check-ups. Your dentist in Fort Worth can replace sealants when necessary.

If you’d like to know more about dental sealants in Fort Worth then please get in touch with the dental experts at Perfect Dental. We can apply sealants to teeth and also provide a wide range of general and family¬†dentistry along with cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and Invisalign. Call Perfect Dental today at (817) 286 0044 to schedule a consultation or appointment

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