Sealants are a simple preventive treatment that can have a lifetime of benefits. Weekend Dentistry offers sealants as part of our full range of family dental services.
If you want to help keep your family’s smiles healthy for years to come, consider scheduling an appointment for dental sealants. These thin acrylic seals can protect your teeth against decay. We offer sealants for both adults and children.
The surfaces of your molars (chewing teeth) have deep pits and grooves that make them vulnerable to decay. The indentions are too deep and narrow to clean with regular brushing, allowing harmful bacteria to collect on the surfaces of your teeth. To seal these grooves and keep out cavity-causing bacteria, our dentist recommends dental sealants.
Dental sealants are a thin white or transparent acrylic coating. Children typically receive sealants once their permanent teeth erupt; however, depending on your child’s needs, our dentist may also recommend sealants for their baby teeth. Be sure to speak to our dentist about your child’s cavity risk.
To receive a sealant, make an appointment with our conveniently located San Antonio office. We are open seven days a week and offer extended hours to accommodate your family’s schedule. During the appointment, we will thoroughly clean and prepare the tooth. Our dentist will apply the coating on the enamel and cure it using a special light. This will ensure a durable and permanent bond. Once the sealant fully hardens, you will be able to eat, drink, and brush normally.
Dental sealants can protect your teeth from cavities for up to ten years. If your child receives sealants on their baby teeth, their sealants will need to be applied to their permanent chewing teeth. Though durable, your sealants will eventually begin to chip and wear down over time. You will need to have them reapplied. Be sure to schedule regular checkups every six months to make sure your sealants are in good shape.
Yes. While children are the primary candidate for this service, adults can also receive dental sealants. If you do not yet have any fillings or sealants, our team is happy to provide this preventive treatment.