Dental Sealants: Who Can Benefit?

Dental Sealants: Who Can Benefit?

July 22, 2018

When thinking about cavities, many people just see them as common nuisances that are often only remedied by a dental filling. But what if we told you that cavities could be prevented, not just by brushing your teeth every day and flossing regularly? Dental sealants are highly effective at cavity prevention and are a minimal cost and non-invasive dental procedure. Villagio Family Dentistry Is proud to offer dental sealant placement to patients that can possibly be ideal candidates. Read on to find out if you are one of those candidates.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are a mere thin plastic film that is placed directly onto the nooks and crannies of molar and premolar teeth. Dental sealants offer an added protection against tooth decay as they create a barrier between the tooth and plaque or debris that cause cavities. Dental sealants are often a great procedure for children but are also great for those patients that may be prone to tooth decay.

Who Can Benefit from Dental Sealants?

Anyone with deep pits and grooves in the teeth can benefit greatly from dental sealants. Sealants are most commonly recommended for younger patients, but in certain circumstances can be recommended to be placed on baby teeth. Sometimes adults may also need sealants if they are free from any kind of fillings or tooth decay, and the low cost of dental sealants can greatly outweigh the cost of a cavity.

How Will I Know if Sealants Are Right for Me?

In order to know for sure if dental sealants are right for you and if you are the right candidate for them, it is best to consult a dental professional directly at our office in Katy, TX. We are ready and willing to see that our patients are treated well and can be given preventative solutions to common dental conditions. If you have any questions about dental sealants, feel free to contact us at our office or send us an email as soon as possible.