Even a patient with good dental hygiene practices may have difficulty removing plaque and food particles from the grooves of the back teeth. To protect your teeth from decay, Dr. Vela and Dr. Ng may recommend dental sealants in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dental sealant is a thin plastic material that is painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Once the material bonds in place, it blocks out plaque and food particles. In most cases, children have dental sealants placed as soon as the molars and premolars come in to protect them during the cavity prone years. However, adults with no decay or dental fillings in their molars and premolars can also benefit from dental sealants.

Our dentists will clean your molars and premolars thoroughly to prepare them for dental sealants. Our dentists will dry your teeth and place an absorbent material around them to keep them dry. Our dentists will use an acid solution to roughen the chewing surfaces of your molars and premolars. This will help the bonding process. Your teeth will be rinsed and dried again. The dental sealant is then painted onto your back teeth. A curing light may be used to help the sealant harden.

We welcome you to contact Vela Dental Centers Southside today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.