Dental sealants are the plastic coating that is applied to the teeth in order to prevent a tooth from decaying. Sealants work by preventing bacteria from getting in grooves and other places that people are unable to reach with a regular dental cleaning routine.
Typically, the grooves of molars and premolar teeth are coated with dental sealants to prevent germs and other particles getting stuck in these grooves, which can cause cavities to develop. While dental sealants are intact and not yet worn out, which takes about five to ten years, a person’s tooth is protected from bacteria and the possibility of decay. Fortunately, the process of applying dental sealant is not extremely invasive and is very easy.
Dental sealants can be in clear, white, or tinted depending on the person’s preferences.
If you are in Austin and considering having dental sealants put on to protect your teeth, contact the expert dental team at BridgeView Dental by calling 512-347-8299. We can set up an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.