Dental Sealants in San Antonio, TX
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What Are Dental Sealants?
Recesses in the top of the back teeth typically trap more bacteria and tartar, meaning, they are more susceptible to developing decay. Dental sealants, a primary aspect of preventive dentistry, help safeguard the molars from damage caused by decay. These thin defensive coatings are made of a transparent or milky-colored material that is brushed onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Once bonded, sealants help defend these teeth and create a smoother exterior that is easier to brush. Dental sealants done at Leon Springs Dental Center not only protect against cavities, but they might also decrease your children's needs for fillings or other restorative procedures in the future. Speak with our team during your twice-yearly dental appointments at our San Antonio, TX practice to determine if you or your child can benefit from sealants.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Sealants?
Getting dental sealants at Leon Springs Dental Center can help preserve the health of your teeth with a number of great benefits, like:
- Preventing tooth decay and cavities
- Reducing risks for more serious dental issues
- Prolonging the longevity of your teeth
- Providing immediate benefits
- Applying dental sealants is easy and comfortable
- Offering benefits for children and adults
- Allowing reapplication when necessary
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Sealants?
Girls and boys 6 – 12 years old are generally the most at risk for decay on the occlusive surfaces of their molars and premolars, making them good candidates to receive dental sealants. Although, older patients could also be eligible for dental sealants, for example, individuals who struggle with keeping up with optimal oral hygiene practices or who are predisposed to tooth decay. At Leon Springs Dental Center, the application of dental sealants is a quick, easy process that usually requires no sedation. Call about a consultation, and a professional on our dental staff can speak with you to discover if you might benefit from this simple and reliable option.
First, we will need to evaluate the teeth to find out if dental sealants could be the proper option for you or your child. To prepare the teeth for sealants, a member of our team will polish the enamel to eliminate any buildup, food debris, and bacteria from the tops of the teeth. The teeth will be dried, and a fine coat of sealant liquid is then painted uniformly into the rifts with a tiny brush. An innovative curing light is then placed over the tooth; this will solidify the sealant covering in roughly 10 – 20 seconds. Once each sealant is in place, our team will assess your jaws for alignment and supply you with instructions on how to properly care for your sealants.
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Dr Walker, Dr Lima, Dr Diaz and the entire staff are the best in the San Antonio area. Always courteous and ready to meet all your dental needs. I highly recommend Leon Springs Dental Center. CM
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Extremely friendly and professional staff! Very satisfied!!
I would like to start out by saying the Leon Springs Dental Center was by far the best experience I’ve ever encountered. The office reached out to set an appointment for some old fillings that needed to be replaced. This office has a professional and comprehensive system to where they email all your documents for e-sign before arrival. Furthermore, they use a new innovative laser procedure that allows their dentists to perform the tasks without needles or numbing medication. Doctor Diaz, and her assistant Sarah, were very informative throughout the process and worked quickly to my surprise. I was able to head right back to work with no hesitation. I would highly recommend this office for all of your future dental needs!
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Protect Teeth from Tooth Decay
Protect against decay and help your loved ones achieve glowing, clean smiles for the long run. Sealants are a reliable, quick, simple solution at Leon Springs Dental Center that could also diminish the likelihood of future dental surgeries and allow for improved dental health. Determine if dental sealants are good for you or your kids by booking a consultation at our San Antonio, TX facility!
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Dental Sealants FAQs
Can adults get dental sealants too?
Yes, absolutely. Even though it's more common for children and teens to get dental sealants, adults can also get dental sealants to enjoy the same protective benefits against tooth decay and cavities.
Does it hurt to get dental sealants?
Not at all. Dental sealants are applied by simply brushing the sealant mixture on your teeth and then curing it with a special light. It doesn't require any type of anesthetic.
How long does it take to get dental sealants?
It depends on how many teeth are being treated, but on average, dental sealants can be completed in about 30 minutes at Leon Springs Dental Center.
How long do dental sealants last?
While dental sealants can be damaged or fall off, most people can expect them to be effective for up to about nine years.