Dental Fillings and Sealants in TX

Sealants
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Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. It is difficult for your toothbrush to get between the small cracks and grooves on your teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.

Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to attract plaque. When you receive dental sealants in TX, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective.

Reasons for sealants

  • Adults — Tooth surfaces without decay that have deep grooves or depressions.
  • Children and teenagers — As soon as the six-year molars (the first permanent back teeth) appear or any time throughout the cavity prone years of 6 through 16.
  • Baby teeth — Occasionally done if teeth have deep grooves or depressions and the child is cavity-prone.

Sealants may last up to five years, although it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from childhood. Proper home care and regular visits to our Texas dentists may help to extend the life of your new dental sealants.

Composites

Tooth-colored fillings (composites) are used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a tooth-colored composite filling.

Because composite fillings are tooth-colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

Reasons for tooth-colored fillings (composites):

  • Chips or cracks in teeth
  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Worn teeth

Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular general dental check-ups in Texas will help to preserve the life of your new fillings.

Call 832.990.8754 to schedule a dental appointment within the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, Beaumont, and Corpus Christi.