Dental Sealants in Houston, TX
How Do Dentists Apply Sealants?
Dental sealants are sort of like a filling, but they’re placed on the outside of the enamel. They cover the surfaces exposed to food while chewing, keeping food particles from getting into the grooves and nooks and crannies of teeth. They can be applied during regular dental appointments, as they only take a few minutes to apply and bond to teeth.
The dentist will examine your teeth and determine which ones would benefit the most from dental sealants. Any tooth decay will be removed, and the tooth will be roughened before the sealant is brushed onto the tooth. The process is quick and painless, so no anesthesia is needed.