An important aspect of dentistry is protecting your smile from tooth decay and disease. As part of this effort, we provide dental sealants in Terrell, Texas. Sealants are thin coatings of plastic painted onto the chewing surfaces of your teeth, which are prone to decay and hard to clean. Dental sealants are especially useful for children but can also be used for adults who do not have existing dental restorations or previous decay and damage. Sealants are one of the simplest dental treatments we offer at Dr. Scott A. Ervin’s dental office. In fact, applying a sealant only takes a few minutes per tooth.
First, the tooth is cleaned and dried. Then, a gentle bonding solution is applied to the tooth to slightly roughen the surface and promote a stronger bond with the moldable plastic material used. Our gentle dentist then carefully paints the sealant onto your tooth and hardens it with an ultraviolet light. Sealants, when combined with good oral hygiene habits, can last for up to ten years. With dental sealants, your teeth are protected and easier to clean. To learn more about sealants, we encourage you to call our dental offices today. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you achieve a lasting, healthy smile.