Design Dental Group · 4500 Washington Ave., #700 Houston, TX 77007 | (713) 869-0334
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Dental sealants are one of the most straightforward preventive dental procedures. Sealing your teeth can be done in a single dental visit and is entirely painless!
We will first thoroughly clean and dry teeth. Generally, Dr. Bibb will place gauze or cotton around the tooth to prevent moisture from collecting on the tooth. A clean and dry tooth is essential for the sealant material to adhere properly.
Next, Dr. Bibb applies a mild acid to the chewing surface of the tooth. The acid will roughen the surface layer of the tooth's enamel to provide a good bond.
The tooth will be rinsed with water and dried a final time before the sealant is applied.
Dental sealant material is a plastic-like substance that Dr. Bibb will apply with a brush.
This liquid-like material will sink into the nooks and crannies within the chewing surface and start bonding directly to the tooth's enamel layer.
A blue curing light hardens the sealant.
That's it! The sealant protects your tooth from harmful plaque and bacteria.
Decay generally happens in premolars and molars due to the build-up of bacteria within the crevices of the tooth's biting surface. Even with proper oral hygiene, bacteria within these deep crevices is extremely hard to brush out and can allow plaque and bacteria to form thus leading to a cavity, which then needs to be filled.
Dental sealants effectively create a protective layer over a tooth's biting surface by sealing off tooth crevices making it impossible for plaque and bacteria to form. Dental sealants also make brushing these teeth much more effective which also keeps the cavities away.
Dental sealants are for everyone so we invite you to request an appointment and come in to talk more with us about getting dental sealants.
Dental sealants are one of the most affordable preventive dental services that you can get. In most cases, dental sealants cost less than $50 per tooth and end up preventing much more costly dental procedures such as fillings, root canals and might even prevent an extraction.
Many dental insurance plans do cover the cost of dental sealants to keep good oral health and prevent cavities. If you are not sure that your specific dental plan will cover sealants, we can find out. Call the office, and we can take a look.
Dental sealants are very hard and stand up well against normal biting and chewing forces. Sealants can last ten years without needing replacement; however, we will check your sealants for any chipping or undue wear during a regular dental checkup. Dental sealants in need of repair can be done on-the-spot as necessary.
We accept a wide array of insurances. We submit claims on behalf of our patients so the insurance companies deal directly with our office.
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4500 Washington Ave., #700 Houston, TX 77007
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