About Dental Sealants
Cavities are not only an eyesore, but they can cause pain, discomfort, and lead to tooth decay and even tooth loss. To prevent any of these ugly scenarios from occurring, the team at Cosmetic Dental Associates in Houston can apply sealants to the surface of teeth. The plastic material acts as a barrier to prevent the build-up of the bacteria, tartar, and plaque that can lead to the formation of cavities. The sealants are commonly applied to the top of the chewing surface of premolars or molars for the best outcomes. Sealants are easy to apply and can be done relatively quickly in the office for long-lasting results.
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What to Expect
Sealant is a fairly easy procedure that involves plastic resin being painted on the premolars or molars, where it bonds to the tooth and hardens. The sealant fills in and fits into the grooves of the teeth, creating a comfortable, protective barrier. As a preventative method to prevent decay or even tooth lose, sealants work to maintain the health of the tooth for years. The dentist will determine if sealant is a good option for each patient during their consultation and if needed, will schedule a procedure date. Once the sealant has hardened on the tooth, the patient can continue with their regular routine.
Patients can anticipate returning to their regular routines immediately following the procedure. The dentist will provide them with any special instructions before they leave our office. To ensure optimal oral health, patients should maintain a regular oral hygiene routine that includes brushing twice a day, using mouthwash, and flossing. It is also recommended that you continue to schedule annual examinations and bi-annual teeth cleanings.
The cost of sealant varies among practices, but patients should expect to pay between $25 and $50 per tooth. Our front office will talk to the patient’s insurance company to determine if this treatment is fully or partially covered. For patients paying out of packet, payment plans and options will be reviewed by the dentist during the patient’s consultation.
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Protecting your teeth from cavities, decay, and disease is our main priority. If you believe that sealant might be the best treatment option to fulfill your dental hygiene needs, contact our office immediately to schedule your consultation with the dentist.